DAE to take over Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on June 07, 2017

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the taking over of Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and bringing it under the administrative control of Tata Memorial Centre, an aided institution of DAE.

It also cleared augmentation of additional manpower of 166 posts in medical, paramedical and support positions.

“The decision comes in the wake of the increasing instances of cancer, limited cancer treatment facilities and the need for a hospital support to carry out further research in North Eastern Region,’ an official release said.

Expenditure estimate

The approximate non-recurring expenditure for strengthening of institute is estimated at ₹150 crore and annual recurring expenditure is estimated at ₹45-50 crore.

Published on June 07, 2017
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