Ambala, May 10
BJP national president JP Nadda inaugurated the Atal Cancer Care centre on the premises of the Civil Hospital in Ambala Cantonment today.
The centre has been built at a cost of Rs 72.11 crore.On the occasion, Nadda said, “The cancer centre, dedicated to the public, is equipped with sophisticated and modern equipment. After the PGI, Chandigarh, the centre in Ambala has the most modern machines in North India. It would bring relief to cancer patients of not only Haryana but those of the neighbouring states also. The centre would help detect cancer and cardiovascular diseases at an early stage.” Health Minister Anil Vij said, “The health services in Ambala Cantonment had remained neglected for years. The OPD of the old Civil Hospital used to daily attend around 150 patients only, and was just a referral centre. But after coming to power, we got a new hospital built to provide better facilities and now the OPD attends to over 2,500 patients daily. It has the latest machines. We are improving the healthcare facilities across the state. To further strengthen the healthcare facilities in Haryana, the government has decided to get mapping done and identify the areas where the CHCs, PHCs, ICUs and 100 and 200-bedded hospitals are required.”