AHPGIC beds enhanced from 281 to 507  --More amenities created at cancer hosp

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AHPGIC beds enhanced from 281 to 507  --More amenities created at cancer hosp

Thursday, 12 May 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

In an aim to accommodate more patients, the

State Government has enhanced the number of beds at Acharya

Harihar Post Graduate Institute of Cancer (AHPGIC) from 281 to



The State Government took the decision after noticing that the

patients and their relatives suffered a lot to get admission and

treatment at the premier cancer hospital of Odisha. 


Due to nonavailability of amenities, many of the patients and their

attendants are forced to wait under the open sky on the hospital


Recently, following the intervention of Chief Secretary SC Mahapatra

rest sheds were opened on the premises of AHPGIC for the comfort

of patients and their attendants.


The 281-bed Government-run cancer hospital gets 700 to 1,000

patients from across the State daily. Of them, around 350 visit the

hospital for radiation every day and 500 for diagnosis and treatment.


Many of them stay in the open for at least five to seven days till

availability of their diagnosis reports. After publication of a news item

on patients' and their attendants' plight at the AHPGIC in various

media, the Government has taken the decision, source said.

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