Cuttack: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday laid the foundation stone for Odisha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, to be set up with the help of Tata Trust at Barang in the presence of Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata.
The State Government has provided 25 acres land free of cost at Ratagada in Barang in Cuttack district. The 500-bed state-of-the-art cancer treatment and research hospital will come up at an estimated cost of Rs 500 crore. It will be similar to the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Pratap Jena, Cuttack MP Bhartruhari Mahtab among many others were present during the stone laying ceremony.
In May last year, State Government signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tata Trusts for the same. Apart from the premier hospital, the State Government also entered into partnership with the Tata Trusts for a comprehensive cancer care programme under which the district level hospitals and medical colleges will be equipped to provide better cancer care across Odisha.