ONGC Foundation extends support of Rs 100 crore to provide World Class Affordable Cancer Care facilities

(L-R) D D Misra, Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ratan Tata and Devendra Fadnavis along with project implementation partners during inauguration of the Radiodiagnostic facility at the National Cancer Institute at Nagpur.(L-R) D D Misra, Nitin Gadkari, Dharmendra Pradhan, Ratan Tata and Devendra Fadnavis along with project implementation partners during inauguration of the Radiodiagnostic facility at the National Cancer Institute at Nagpur.

ONGC has extended a support of Rs 100 crore to turn the vision of  affordable world class cancer care facilities in Central India into reality.  The First phase of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Nagpur was  inaugurated on August 13, 2017 in the august presence of Shri. Devendra Fadnavis,  Hon’ble Chief Minister, Maharashtra State, Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union  Minister Road Transport, Highways & Shipping, GOI, Shri Piyush Goel,  Hon’ble MoS (I/C) – Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines, GOI,  Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble MoS (I/C), Petroleum and Natural Gas, GOI,  Shri Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Trust.

NCI is a unique CSR initiative that would  provide world class Oncology treatment facilities at affordable rates  to the general public of Central India. The Institute will have state of the  art facilities for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancers. Being the  medical hub of central India, Nagpur has been selected to setup the NCI. The  NCI will be 455 bedded quaternary care oncology center. The project is  slated for completion in the year 2018.

ONGC has extended support to the project through its  CSR Trust - ONGC Foundation. Dr. Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha is  the implementing partner for the project. An agreement was signed between ONGC  Foundation and Dr. Aabaji Thatte Seva Aur Anusandhan Sanstha on 22.05.2017.

NCI staff explaining the various radio-diagnostic equipments at the facility to Mr D D Misra, Director (HR) and Mr SSC Parthiban, ED-Chief CSRNCI staff explaining the various radio-diagnostic equipments at the facility to Mr D D Misra, Director (HR) and Mr SSC Parthiban, ED-Chief CSR

The total cost of the project is Rs 565.20 Crore.Out  of ONGC’s support of Rs 100 crore, Rs 50 Crore shall be used for  procurement of medical equipment for Radio diagnostic facilities (like  MRI,Citi scan, ultrasound,Mammography, X-ray and Bone Marrow Densito meter)  to be setup on the ground floor of the Institute. The balance  Rs 50 Crore shall be used for construction of first floor,  having the OPD chambers, and the second floor having economy  ward.ONGC has released a sum of Rs 30 crore as 1st instalment  towards the project.

Addressing the gathering, Sh Dharmendra Pradhan said that the  institute will be one of the most modern and largest of its kind and provide  quality cancer care at affordable cost.

Sh Piyush Goyal, in his address, said “I’m sure the National Cancer  Institute will get world-class fame and serve the people of Nagpur and Vidarbha belt”. Speaking on the occasion, Sh Devendra Fadnavis said that the mission  and thought behind this institute is to make available the best treatment in  the world at lowest cost to help masses.

The Radio-diagnostic Facility at the NCI – ONGC has contributed Rs 50 crore towards procurement of State-of-the-art oncology equipment at the facilityThe Radio-diagnostic Facility at the NCI – ONGC has contributed Rs 50 crore towards procurement of State-of-the-art oncology equipment at the facility

The center will provide comprehensive cancer treatment, patient care  and research through sustainable charity. In addition to providing general cancer care, the institute will also create specialty groups of highly skilled  professionals who will be master in treatment of select group of cancers. The  institute also plans to start University recognized training courses for  nurses, paramedical staff and medical fraternity including super specialty training in Oncology and PhD programs.

The primary beneficiaries of the project will be Cancer  patients belonging to Central India referred by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai  and Cancer patients identified by the NGOs & local physicians in the 500 km  radius of Nagpur. 1st phase facilities shall help about 1500 – 2000 cancer patients per month.

Minister of Medical Education & Water resources, Govt. of  Maharashtra and Minister for Energy, New & Renewable Energy & Guardian  Minister of Nagpur District along with Dignitaries from Tata Memorial Hospital,  Mumbai along with CEOs / MDs of various Corporates and Mr D D Misra, Director (HR), ONGC also graced the event.