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Manipur govt to open Cancer hosp by March 2023: CM Biren

It has been a dream to establish a Cancer Hospital in the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Friday while inspecting works at the project sites of Cancer Hospital by KARNIKOS at Porompat

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Imphal: Manipur government is planning to open a cancer hospital by March next year, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said. 

It has been a dream to establish a Cancer Hospital in the State, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Friday while inspecting works at the project sites of Cancer Hospital by KARNIKOS at Porompat and Construction of Government Quarter at New Checkon.

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N. Biren Singh said the government is targeting to inaugurate the hospital by March next year and added that the hospital will, to an extent, lessen the hardships faced by people of the State in travelling outside the State for diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

The hospital is being constructed on PPP model with the KARNIKOS Healthcare, an international organisation, he said and further stressed that on its completion, it will be empanelled for CMHT, PMJAY and other government schemes.

The Chief Minister also said that construction of a block at the Government Quarter construction at New Checkon will be completed by March next year. 

Government is also targeting to complete some more blocks and hand them over to the public before 2024, he added.

Earlier there were only single housing quarters, he said, adding that with loans from HUDCO, new building facilities which are G+6 buildings are being constructed at the site.

The Chief Minister also said that once the complex is complete it will solve at least 70-80 per cent of issues faced by government officials due to lack of housing quarters.

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