The scheme is formed to provide financial assistance for strengthening of tertiary care cancer facilities under the National Program for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVDs and Stroke (NPCDCS). Under the scheme, it is envisaged to support the establishment of 20 State Cancer Institute’s (SCI) in 20 States and 50 Tertiary Care Cancer Centers (TCCC) in different parts of the country.
- The Institution can be a Government Medical College/ Hospital or erstwhile Regional Cancer Centre (including existing NGO RCC).
- Autonomous Institutions under Central or State Government, will also be eligible.
- Should have normally at least five years of experience in cancer treatment to be eligible for the SCI category.
- TCCC should have well equipped and functional departments of Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, ENT, Anesthesia, Pathology and Radiology with a 50 bedded cancer facility.
- SCI should have at least 100 dedicated beds for cancer care and functional departments of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology and laboratories. SCI can be stand alone or attached to a Government Medical College/Hospital.
- Scheme will be applicable to only existing Medical Colleges and Institutions.
State/UT Governments would recommend the proposals which are fulfilling all the eligibility criteria, requirements and conditions along with furnishing of commitment to provide the State share of funds.
- The maximum permissible assistance for SCI is 120 crores and for TCCC 45 crores. This is inclusive of State share of 25% (for North East and Hill States 10%). Upto a maximum of 30% of the sanctioned amount will be permitted to be used for civil/electrical work (including renovation), and improvement of infrastructure.
- Land will be provided by the State Government / Institution at their own cost. The cost of land will not be reckoned against the State share.
- Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) with experience and expertise in tertiary care for cancer, if recommended by the State Governments, will also be eligible for assistance as SCI/TCCC.
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