The Mahavir Cancer Sansthan (MCS) would soon develop a health centre in Muzaffarpur, Sanjay Kumar Principal Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Bihar announced recently.
He made the announcement while participating in a function to mark the 21st Foundation Day of the MCS.
Speaking on this occasion, he also announced that the government was ready to provide any kind of support to NGO or any other institutes willing to establish a cancer hospital in the state.
“Around 30 lakh people in the country are suffering from cancer, but only 20 lakh of them are able to receive treatment. I am happy that MCS is providing free medical treatment to kids,” the principal secretary was quoted saying by ET.
The MCS will also be establishing a special hospital for people who are dying—hospice just a few miles away from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences-Patna (AIIMS-P). It will deal with the practical, emotional and medical needs of patients, the report adds.
Dr P K Singh, director, AIIMS-Patna was the guest of honour for the occasion.