Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Trust and Jharkhand’s Chief Minister Raghubar Das have laid the foundation of a world-class cancer hospital in Ranchi. The hospital is said to be built on the lines of Mumbai’s TMH hospital. Both the dignitaries broke coconuts and laid the foundation of the hospital.
The hospital would have 14 operation theatres and an ICU with 28 beds. Initially, the cancer hospitals had an arrangement for 50 beds which is promised to further extend to 300. The residents of Jharkhand will be able to avail special services as 50% of the total beds would be reserved for them. The hospital would also be equipped with a blood bank facility.
Free treatment would be provided to people who are covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme.
Privileges would also be given to those coming from BPL(Below Poverty Line) families, covered under a central or state-based insurance schemes.
The cancer hospital has been established under an agreement reached between TATA Group of Industries and the government. The Tata trust has been provided with a land of 23.5 acres on a lease.