Bhubaneswar:9/7/18: Aware of rise in the incidence of the fatal disease, Odisha government is planning to constitute a district level multi-task cancer care committee for proper integration and implementation of the programme as Odisha Comprehensive Cancer Care Programme (OCCCP).
The inaugural Advisory Committee Meeting of OCCCP was held today under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in secretariat conference hall today wherein Secretary Health and Family Welfare Sri Pramod Kumar Meherda outlined the issues for discussion.
It has been proposed to set up Level-2 units in Government Medical Colleges at Sambalpur (Burla), Kalahandi, Ganjam ( Berhampur), Koraput and Capital Hospital , Bhubaneswar. Level-3 units will be set up at Government Hospitals in Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Baripada, Balasore, Bolangir, Bargarh, Nabarangpur and Angul. There will be wide awareness and screening programmes at community level for prevention of cancer, said officials.
Chief Secretary directed to expedite the infrastructural development works and roll out various services in different phases within 2 years. Network of these hospitals will provide the comprehensive cancer care like diagnosis, advanced imaging, endoscopy, clinical pathology, cyto, histo-pathology, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, brachytherapy, general surgery, onco-surgery, critical care, tele-medicine and clinical research. Apart from that education and training facilities will be available.