Assam govt and Tata Trusts to set up 3-level cancer care grid including South Asian cancer research centre
by Hemanta Kumar Nath, 12/10/2017, Guwahati

Assam govt and Tata Trusts to set up 3-level cancer care grid including South Asian cancer research centre Guwahati, October 12 : Assam government and Tata Trusts are collaborating to set three-level cancer care grid in Assam with an estimated investment of Rs 1400 crore. The information has been shared by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who met Ratan Tata, the Chairman of Tata Trusts and other members of the Trusts in Mumbai. 
 
The Assam health minister on Thursday tweeted that, in what may become a rare philanthropy-government collaboration on cancer care and management, government of Assam and Tata Trusts are working on setting up a unique, first-of-its-kind, 3-level cancer care grid at state, capital and district levels. "Unique cancer care grid likely to have investment of Rs 1400 crore and proposed to be shared between Tata Trusts and state, also leverage existing schemes.
 
Level-1 or state level cancer care institution at Guwahati to have advanced, tertiary care facilities and shall cater to needs of entire NorthEast. Under grid system, Level-2 or medical college to hv chemo, radiation & surgical oncology, Level-3 or district hospital to have day care, chemo & radiation," Sarma tweeted. Himanta Biswa Sarma also tweeted that, a South Asian Cancer Research centre also proposed for research on identifying reasons, develop treatment protocols with focus on South Asia. The Assam health minister tweeted that, after fruitful discussions with Ratan Tata we expect a positive announcement from Tata Trusts shortly on this iconic collaboration.