Health Minister of Assam Dr Himant Biswa Sarma on Wednesday handed over a grant of Re 10 crore to Dr Ravi Kanan of Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (CCHRC) for installation of a Linear Accelerator ( LINAC ). With this we are certain to take cancer care to the next level. This is a major contributed towards treatment of cancer patient in Barak Valley.
CCHRC is a 50-bedded hospital located at Meherpur in Silchar. It serves the population of the Barak valley with 4500 new patients annually. The hospital provides cancer care at extremely low costs and most often for free to underprivileged patients.
It must be mentioned here that the LINAC is the device most commonly used for external beam radiation treatments for cancer patient. The linear accelerator is used to treat all parts/organs of the body. It delivers high-energy x-rays to the region of the patient’s tumor.