GUWAHATI: Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) is going to start three superspecialty courses in Oncology, with which BBCI has made its place in the list of top 4 cancer training centres of India.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday BCCI Director Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki announced that BBCI, Guwahati has recently achieved a major milestone by receiving permission from the Medical Council of India to start three superspecialty courses.
Kataki said, “Every year 39,000 new cancer patients are diagnosed in the entire North East India, of which, around 30,000 patients are from Assam alone. Moreover, out of seven cancer hospitals in Assam, only four are well equipped. Lack of trained and experienced doctors for cancer treatments is another problem. By keeping in this mind BCCI took a decision for capacity development in oncology. The Medical Council of India has granted us the permission to start three super specialty courses in oncology. The courses are M Ch (Head & Neck Surgery), MCh(Gynecological Oncology) and DM (Onco- Pathology).”