Hope for cancer patients

In yet another news which has potential to revolutionize the ailing health sector, the Tata Trust head Ratan Tata on Monday during a meeting with Chief Minister Pema Khandu agreed in principle to set up two special cancer centres in Arunachal Pradesh. This comes just days after an announcement that medical college will start functioning from the coming academic session. The health sector in Arunachal desperately needs improvement. Due to poor health care facilities, the people of state are often forced to go outside state for medical treatment incurring huge expenditures.
Arunachal Pradesh along with rest of North East region is witnessing gradual rise in number of cancer cases. Every year thousands of patients from state are forced to visit places like Mumbai, Delhi, Vellore, Guwahati, etc to seek treatment for cancer. For the poor people it is more tough. Therefore the opening of two special cancer centres by Tata group in the state will immensely benefit the people of state. They have the experience of running, Tata Memorial Hospital, the most reputed cancer hospital of the country. Chief Minister Pema Khandu deserves appreciation for his initiative seeking opening of cancer centres in the state. However the job is half done and he will have to continue to push hard to ensure that cancer centres comes up in the state at the earliest. The people of state will be anxiously waiting to hear next update about cancer centres from the Chief Minister.