Even as plans are afoot to turn Madam Cama Hospital into a full-fledged cancer hospital, the state government also proposes to set up similar hospitals in other places. It plans to built cancer hospitals at Nagpur and Pune and improve and set up basic cancer screening and testing centres in Akola, Miraj and Nanded.
However, all these would depend on the medical education department clearing the hurdles for these facilities.
The state medical education department has set up a linear accelerator unit at Madam Cama Hospital for cancer treatment.
However, the medical department is mulling converting the hospital into a full-fledged cancer hospital. “For all this, the department has lot of hurdles as the land may have been donated for a women’s hospital,” said an official of the department.