Odisha Chief Secretary Reviews Progress of Bargarh Cancer Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The cancer hospital at Bargarh, as announced by Hon’ble Chief Minister  Sri Naveen Patnaik have been fast tracked with Chief Secretary Sri Asit Tripathy reviewing its progress in a high level meeting today held on virtual platform from Lokseba Bhawan wherein Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra outlined the issues for discussion.

Discussions in the meeting show that the cancer care hospital will be established in district headquarters hospital at Bargarh. In the meanwhile, the expert committee has already selected the site and outlined the clinical facilities to be available in the hospital. The major facilities include radiotherapy, CT simulator, HDR Brachytherapy, dosimetry, immobilization, histopathology laboratory, emergency care and day care chemotherapy. A bunker of 100 ft x 100 ft area will be constructed for radiotherapy unit. It is proposed to start it as a 50 bedded hospital.

Chief Secretary Sri Tripathy directed to equip the hospital properly with adequate doctor and paramedics. It was decided to place human resources like radiation oncologist, medical physicist, radiotherapy technician, emergency doctors, nurses, front office executives, pharmacist, chemo-nurses along with auxiliary personnel.  Sri Tripathy also directed to put in place appropriate housekeeping and sanitization system for upkeep of the hospital.

Additional Chief Secretary Health & Family Welfare Sri Pradeepta Kumar Mohapatra, Director National Health Mission Smt Salini Pandit, Director Acharya Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer, Cuttack Dr Lalatendu Sadangi, Director Odisha Medical Corporation Smt Yamini Sarangi,  Director Information & Public Relations Sri Krupasindhu Mishra along with senior doctors and officers from respective departments participated in the deliberations.