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According to statistics published by CancerIndia.org, the estimated number of people living with cancer in India are around 2.25 million, with 11,57,294 lakh cases diagnosed every year, and number of deaths registered to be 7,84,821. At times it is late detection of the disease and sometimes it is inadequate treatment due to monetary insufficiency that results into mortality in cancer cases.

In order to support cancer treatments for the economically weaker sections, Government of India has recognized 27 cancer treatment centers across India where people can avail subsidized cancer treatments. Across 21 states, in various districts, Central Government has launched a comprehensive National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases & Stroke (NPCDCS). The NPCDCS was initiated under National Cancer Control Programme which started in 1975 under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India.

This programme allows the cancer centres to avail up to Rs. 60 million aid to provide services to cancer patients and is divided into two components:

The objective of NPCDCS:

  • Prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) with behavior and lifestyle changes
  • Early diagnosis and proper management of NCDs
  • Enable healthcare to prevent, diagnose and treat NCDs efficiently
  • Train staff of doctors, nurses, para-medics to deal with NCDS
  • Structure palliative and rehabilitative care effectively

Here is the list of the 27 centres that are part of the NPCDCS programme:

Sr NoState AddressContact no
1AssamDr. Bhubaneshwar Borooah (B.B) Cancer InstituteDr. Bhubaneshwar Borooah (B.B) Cancer Institute Gopinath Nagar, Guwahati-781016, Assam

09957033199/ 09957033212
2BiharIndira Gandhi Institute of Medical SciencesBailey Rd, Raja Bazar, Sheikhpura, Patna, Bihar 800014, India
3ChandigarhPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMERPost Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
Chandigarh-160012
0091-172-2747585,2747586,2755450
4ChattisgarhPt. J.N.M. Medical College & RCCPt. J.N.M. Medical College & RCC
Raipur, Chattisgarh
+ 91-0771-2525602, 2890001
5DelhiDR. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (A.I.I.M.S)DR. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (A.I.I.M.S)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi-110029
91-11-26588500 / 26588700
6GujaratGujarat Cancer Research InstituteNew Civil Hospital Compound, Aswara, Ahmedabad-380016, Gujarat+91-79- 2268 8000
7HaryanaRegional Cancer Center, Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS)Regional Cancer Center, Pt. B.D. Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS)
Rohtak, Haryana
01262-211307
8Himachal PradeshRegional Cancer Center, Indira Gandhi Medical CollegeRegional Cancer Center, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla-171001, Himachal Pradesh0177-2654713, 2803073
9Jammu & KashmirGovt. Medical CollegeB-5, Medical Enclave, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir 1800010191 258 4247
10Jammu & KashmirSher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS)Post Bag 27, Soura, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir0194 240 0025
11KarnatakaKidwai Memorial Institute of OncologyDr M H Mariagowda Road, Near Bangalore Dairy, Hombegowda Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560029, India080 2609 4000
12KeralaRegional Cancer Centre, Kerala Medical College Compound,Regional Cancer Centre, Kerala Medical College Compound,
P.O. No. 2417, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala-695011.
0471 244 2541
13Madhya PradeshCancer Hospital & Research InstituteCancer Hills Road, Amkhoh, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 4740090751 233 6502
14MaharashtraTata Memorial HospitalDr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400012, India022 2417 7000
15MaharashtraRashtra sant Tukdoji (RST) Regional Cancer HospitalTukdoji chowk, Manewada Rd, Wanjari Nagar, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440027, India
16ManipurRegional Institute of Medical Science (RIMS)Lamphelpat, Imphal-795004, Manipur0385-2414629
17MizoramCivil Hospital Bazar Bungkawn, Bara Bazar, Dawrpui, Aizawl, Mizoram 7960010389 232 2318
18ODISHAAcharya Harihar Regional Cancer CentreAcharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre
ManglaBag, Cuttack-753007, Orissa
0671 230 4264
19PuducherryJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)Jipmer Campus Rd, Gorimedu, Dhanvantari Nagar, Puducherry, 6050060413-2296000
20RajasthanAcharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Trust & Research Institute (RCC)S.P. Medical College,Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment & Research Institute, P.B.M. Hospital Campus, S.P. Medical College, Rajashthan-, Bikaner, 3340030151 222 6329
21Tamil NaduRegional Cancer Institute (WIA)Adyar Cancer Institute, Canal Bank Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020044 2491 1526
22Tamil NaduGovt. Arignar Anna Memorial Cancer HospitalBangalore Highway NH 4, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631552
23HyderabadM.N.J. Institute of Oncology & Regional Cancer CentreRedhills Road, Beside Niloufer Hospital, Redhills, Lakadikapul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004, India040 2339 7000
24TripuraCancer HospitalKunjaban Township Agartala, Tripura 799006
25Uttar PradeshSanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS)Raebareli Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh-2260140522-2494070, 2494071
26Uttar PradeshKamala Nehru Memorial HospitalHasimpur Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-2110020532 246 6666
27West BengalChittaranjan National Cancer Instituteÿ37, SP Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700026, West Bengal2475-9313/2475-8057

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