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Assam: BPL cancer patients to get free chemo drugs at Cancer Institute, Jorabat

Mar 27, 2018 14:11

Costly chemotherapy medicines will now be available for free to cancer patients. This was announced by Dr MN Baruah, Managing Director of the North East Cancer Hospitals and Research Institute, Jorabat.

Baruah while announcing this, said that although everything cannot be offered free of cost to every patient at a private hospital, they care to provide assistance to the ones who face problems with the treatment due to financial issues.

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The initiative is expected to benefit around 100 patients every year. The initiative will cover people who are living below poverty line.

The treatment of chemotherapy is a costly one, which often makes it difficult for people to continue with the treatment. The initiative has been taken to benefit such people who fail to continue the treatment because of it high cost.


Mar 27, 2018 14:11

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