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For cancer treatment, AAI to provide Rs 10 crore to AIIMS Rishikesh

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) would provide a sum of Rs 10 Crore to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh under its corporal social responsibility (CSR) programme. The sum would be used to strengthen facilities for patients in the treatment of cancer. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between the AAI and AIIMS at Rishikesh on Monday. The director of AIIMS Rishikesh, Professor Ravikant said that treatment of cancer is already available in the institute but due to excessive load, patients had to wait for treatment. He said that the sum donated by AAI would be used to purchase another Low Energy Linear Accelerator Radiotherapy machine which would help in reducing the waiting list of patients. He added that the cost of this modern machine is Rs 15 Crore and the institute would bear the additional five Crores. The head of the Department of Radiotherapy, Dr. Manoj Gupta said that the machine would be extremely beneficial for the cancer patients. The Joint General Manager AAI, Deepak Chamoli, AGM R R Pandey, Medical Superintendent ( MS) of the institute Dr Brahmprakash and others were present on the occasion. Read more posts… Tuesday, 04 December 2018 | PNS | Dehradun

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