Diwali Gift From Ratan Tata: Promises Government To Chip In Rs. 1000 Crs. To Develop Cancer Care Facilities!


Tata Trusts is always being known for its charity habits. The business major is perhaps the largest company in India with its wings in almost every sector of the industry.

Presently, led by Ratan Tata, it has lately pledged Rs 1,000 crore furthermore facilitation of other resources to help the central government develop cancer-care facilities in five states.

This overwhelming initiative promises to improve access to treatment for thousands of patients drastically.

The states include the likes of Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh and will be created anew on the lines of Parel’s Tata Memorial Hospital, which attends to patients from entire India.

The Rs 1,000-crore aid pledged by the Tata Trusts will come in the form of establishment of internal infrastructure and medical equipment.

Their doctors and paramedical staff will be trained by Tata Memorial Hospital.

The aforementioned hospital is country’s top cancer-care centre and provides free or highly subsidised treatment in over 60% of the cases.

But the position of the major problem is that the evident massive workload invariably leads to a long waitlist.

Which results directly into the inconvenience of the patients from struggling families which cannot afford to stay in an expensive city like Mumbai for a very long time.

Many even had to quit treatment midway. The new facilities will help to decentralize the facility and tackle this problem.

According to an official in the central department of atomic energy, whose functioning is overseen directly by the Prime Minister’s Office:

Ratan Tata recently shared his desire to open more affordable cancer treatment centres. He also directed Tata Group companies to chip in through their CSR programmes.

Once the new or upgraded centres start operations, patients from north India won’t have to come all the way to Mumbai for basic treatment.

-said a senior doctor at Tata Memorial.