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Cancer Hospital seeks Niloufer land for expansion

Cancer Hospital seeks Niloufer land for expansion
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With the MNJ Cancer Hospital bursting at the seams and no space left to develop additional infrastructure, the hospital authorities have requested the State government to allot vacant land at Niloufer Nursing School to construct additional buildings. 

Hyderabad: With the MNJ Cancer Hospital bursting at the seams and no space left to develop additional infrastructure, the hospital authorities have requested the State government to allot vacant land at Niloufer Nursing School to construct additional buildings.

Since its inception 60 year ago, the infrastructure at hospital has been developed to meet the growing demand. However the authorities feel that hospital needs to be expanded further to provide better services in future. Dr N Jayalatha, Head of the Department of Radiology at the hospital said, “The hospital received central government funds, but it was mostly for equipment. The hospital needs more land for expansion.”

A proposal has been submitted to the Health Minister C Laxma Reddy, seeking allotment of Niloufer Nursing School land to construct additional buildings for the cancer hospital. The hospital has been granted Rs 112 crore under the Central government’s Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) funds. Since the proposal for additional land has already been submitted to the State government, the authorities feel that NCD funds can be used to construct additional buildings in the vacant land at Niloufer Nursing School premises.

According to sources, the hospital authorities can use a part of the NCD funds for construction of new buildings. Doctors at the hospital said that Radiotherapy equipment, bone marrow transplantation unit and modern operation theaters are needed to be added, but there is hardly any space left in the existing buildings of the hospital.

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