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According to a press release from PRO to Governor, the meeting was initiated with the objective to hold interaction with the officials of the H & FW Department and representatives from Tata Trusts to work out a modality to take the idea forward. Lakshman Sethuraman from Tata Trusts explained that the idea is to structure the system in such a way that the treatment of cancer comes to the doorstep of the patients so that people don’t go out of their states for cancer treatments and their livelihood is not disturbed.
He also stated that the project is not about building new cancer hospitals but to address the issue of cancer care in the entire length and breadth of Nagaland in partnership with the Department of H & F W.
Earlier, Governor Acharya had written a letter to Ratan Tata regarding setting up of an Advance Cancer Care programme in Nagaland. He stated that cancer cases in Nagaland have been increasing every year and invited Tata Trusts to consider setting up an advance cancer care unit in the State.
The Governor also discussed the issue along with other public welfare issues with the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio during their meeting at Raj Bhavan the same evening. The Chief Minister also expressed his happiness at the initiative, the press release stated.