PM Narendra Modi virtually inaugurates second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute in Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually inaugurated the second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata, at Newtown, near Rajarhat, on January 07, 2022.
The new campus has been built at an estimated cost of over Rs 530 crore.
Out of this, Rs 400 crores have been provided by the Union government and remaining by West Bengal government, in the ratio of 75:25.
The 460-bedded second campus of CNCI has been built under the Union Ministry of Health, in line with the prime minister’s vision to expand and upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country.
The existing CNCI unit is located at Hazra More in Kolkata. It was inaugurated on January 02, 1950.
CNCI is an autonomous body under the Centre, and the only government-run cancer hospital in Bengal so far.