GUWAHATI: The upgraded Advanced Pediatric Oncology Ward of Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) was inaugurated by NRL Managing Director S K Barua during a programme held on Monday.
Addressing the media, Barua, who was the chief guest of the progamme said, "Last year, all CSR funds of NRL had to be diverted for COVID-19 relief. As things are improving in regards to COVID-19, in the coming years, we will explore further collaboration and support to BBCI."
Further, BBCI Director Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki stated, "The World Health Organization and Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have selected BBCI for South East Asia Regional Practice Network for childhood cancer, and the institute is one of the four centers in the country."
Dr Kataki said that the upgraded advanced pediatric Oncology ward is equipped with a pediatric ventilator, multipara monitors, central oxygen line, air handling unit, defibrillator and diagnostic facilities like portable X- ray, ultra-sonography, and air-blood gas analyzer machines, ECG, and central uninterrupted power supply mechanism.
He also announced that from March, the BBCI will start Post Basic Diploma and M.Sc. in Oncology Nursing which is the first such programme in the North East India.