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Network of high quality cancer hospitals is planned for India

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2858 (Published 03 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2858
  1. Soumyadeep Bhaumik
  1. 1Kolkata

India’s national cancer grid, first proposed in 2010 by the Department of Atomic Energy, is finally taking shape under the leadership of Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai—the nation’s most respected institute for specialist cancer treatment and research.

Tata Memorial Hospital started as a private philanthropy commissioned by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust in 1941 and is currently being run with support from the Indian government’s Department of Atomic Energy. It treats about 43 000 new patients annually from all over India and neighbouring countries. …

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