Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shri Ratan Tata inaugurate 7 state-of-the-art ACCF cancer hospitals in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated seven state-of-the-art ACCF cancer hospitals in Assam on April 28, 2022 in the august presence of Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Hon'ble Governor, Assam; Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister, Assam; Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon'ble Union Minister Ports, Shipping, & Waterways and AYUSH; Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts; Shri Keshab Mahanta, Hon'ble Minister of Health & FW, Science, Technology & IT; Shri Rameswar Teli, Hon'ble Union Minister of State Petroleum & Natural Gas and Labour & Employment; and a host of other dignitaries.

Prime Minister dedicated the seven cancer hospitals in - Dibrugarh, Barpeta, Jorhat, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, Darrang and Kokrajhar - to the nation at a public function at Dibrugarh's Khanikar ground. He also laid the foundation of seven more new cancer hospitals in Dhubri, Nalbari, Goalpara, Nagaon, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Golaghat.

"Today, 7 new cancer hospitals have been inaugurated in Assam. There was a time, even one hospital getting opened in 7 years was a thing to celebrate. Times have changed now. I've been told 3 more cancer hospitals will be ready for your service in few months," said PM Modi at the public function.

Sharing the stage with Prime Minister, Shri Ratan N. Tata said - "I dedicate my last years to health. Make Assam a state that recognises and is recognised by all," he underlined. "Today is a very important day in the history of the state of Assam. It is the day that raises Assam to a higher level in terms of healthcare and treatment of cancer... It really is a day that for cancer, which is not a rich man's disease, the state is being equipped to serve millions. None of this would have taken place if it was not for the Chief Minister (Himanta Biswa Sarma) ... and of course without the support of the Prime Minister."