CM chairs a high-level meeting and takes important decisions pertaining to Health department in the presence of Health Minister
Primary health center will be operational in Khodiyar of Daskroi taluka of Ahmedabad district
About 8 thousand rural people of three villages will have access to health treatment facilities
With the start of this Cyclotron project more radioactive material can be produced as and when required in the future
Cyclotron bunker in 1000 square meters and utility building in 1000 square meters will be constructed
With the opening of Nuclear Medicine Department’s own Cyclotron approx 16,000 patients will benefit from cancer screening and treatment
The Cyclotron for Nuclear Medicine project will be completed within the span of one and a half to two years
Gandhinagar, Tuesday: The state government has taken an in-principle decision to allocate Rs. 70 crore to start the Cyclotron project at The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute.
Apart from this decision, some important decisions regarding health services were also taken in the high-level meeting of the health department held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel and in the presence of Health Minister Shri Rushikesh Patel.
Under this Cyclotron project, radioactive material will be produced and used for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer within utility buildings.
With the commencement of this project at the Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute will enable the availability of radioactive material on demand with high production capacity. Not only that,The cost of checkup per-patient will also become less.
1000 square meters of space will be required for this Cyclotron project and 1000 square meters of space will be required for construction of Cyclotron bunker and construction of five-storey utility building including basement.
Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department Shri Manoj Aggarwal presented the entire project before Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel.The Cyclotron for Nuclear Medicine project will be completed in approximately two years.
Detailing on this project Additional Chief Secretary of the Health Department Shri Manoj Aggarwal in this meeting said that, In the current situation, due to lack of own Cyclotron of nuclear medicine department in the institute, only about 4 thousand patients benefitted every year.
He added, some molecules have half-life for only few minutes. Any such investigation is not possible in this institute at present but due to availability of machine under cyclotron project, any investigation can be carried out whenever required.
It is worth mentioning here that, The Department of Nuclear Medicine at The Gujarat Cancer and Research Institute has been functioning for more than 28 years and the Cyclotron project will now be operational in this department with the help of the state government.
With the start of this new project, four times the current situation i.e. about 16 thousand patients per year can be benefitted from checkup to treatment. Apart from this, material can also be supplied to other hospitals or centers of GCRI such as Siddhpur, Rajkot and Bhavnagar in future.
Another key decision was also taken in this meeting which is to start a primary health center at Khodiyar in Daskroi taluka of Ahmedabad district.
At present Khodiyar Sub-Health Center is included under Kasindra Primary Health Centre. A population of 8603 of three villages namely Khodiyar, Lapkaman and Lilapur will have access to health service treatment through this Khodiyar sub health center.
Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel said that the rural population of these three villages should have access to better health services and facilities from nearby places. Approval to start Khodiyar Primary Health Center worth Rs 1 crore 60 lakh with infrastructure facilities was also given in this meeting.
Details regarding allocation of Rs 40 crore to set-up a model hospital providing ultra-modern facilities and for the equipments purchased to deliver excellent services for departments including Radiology, Anaesthesia, Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaec, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology were also given in this meeting.
Senior officials of the Chief Minister’s Office and Health Commissioner as well as officials of the Health Department and expert doctors were present for this high-level meeting.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat