With the help of Tata Memorial centre Mumbai, Punjab government has been able to help the cancer patient who usually used to travel outside the state for treatment. With all the modern facilities available the cancer hospital has been established in civil hospital, Sangrur.
Termed as India’s Bread Basket, Punjab has given India major food products since the very beginning. Providing high yielding crops has had its toll on the state and it farmers. Cancer has plunged its roots deep in the state.
In the wake of such developments Punjab state government has seen to it as a necessity to provide the citizens with good health care. More so it has been a need to provide the state with a cancer hospital. Which would result in people availing benefits that they look forward for in neighbouring states be provided in Punjab itself!
After signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Tata Memorial Centre, Punjab government gave it citizens something that was much needed, a cancer hospital. According to the MoU signed between the two Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital (HBCH) was opened up in Sangrur. HBCH provide the residents of the state with treatment to the disease of cancer and would also work towards preventing it.
It was decided by the same that Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital (HBCH) be opened at the Civil hospital, Sangrur. This would even act as a facility of the Homi Bhabha cancer hospital research centre located in Mohali.
The causes of cancer being large in the state are still unknown but studies indicate towards a specific direction, one we choose to ignore. The vast use of chemical fertilisers and industrialisation has contaminated the water in the areas of the state.
The population of Sangrur is now able to attain the benefits of the Cancer hospital. Earlier for which they had to often leave the state and travel to neighbouring states for the same. The MoU signed with Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) Mumbai establishes the centre within the civil hospital. The cancer Hospital is expected to house and attend patients between 2500 and 3000 cancer patients. It is expected to attend numerous patients in the coming four to five years.
A write up in the ‘Global post’ claimed that in a village named Sher Singh Wala cancer has affected almost every other home in the 2000 resident village. The main reason for cancer in the state has been sighted as the level of toxins increasing in the water due to chemical fertilisers.
The Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital consists of 10 day care beds. Three intensive care units have also been set up to the count of three, there are three more recovery beds and eight inpatient beds. The centre is well equipped with modern technology to treat patients in the best possible way. It is well equipped to diagnose and treat patients with high end facilities. There are also chemotherapy and surgical facility. RT treatment requirements like 3D-CRT, SRS, IMRT, IGRT, etc. have been made available too.