Guwahati: Assam will soon have a cancer research centre in Assam’s Kamrup Rural district, which is believed to be the largest in South Asia, officials said on Saturday.
The cancer facility has been planned to be built in the Amingaon area.
Meanwhile, the state government has already earmarked a plot for the project, officials added.
The advanced research centre will make Assam the flagbearer of northeastern states on the global map of research hubs, they said.
On Friday, experts deliberated on the roadmap and operational design of the project at a workshop held here, under the aegis of the state government’s Medical Education and Research Department.
A series of consultative discussions was on the cards to precisely define the project design, said the commissioner and secretary of the Medical Education & Research Department, Siddharth Singh.
He further said that the centre will have an attached paediatric oncology hospital for child-related cancer treatment.
Apart from that, a paediatric cardiology wing also has been envisaged in the project, Singh stated.
Assam, with its existing and proposed cancer treatment centres, complemented with a research facility, will emerge as the state-of-the-art cancer research hub that can attract top global talent for engaging in locally relevant oncology research, he underlined.