Treatment for cancer in women and children is set to take a big leap in about two and a half years in Mumbaï, as the city is getting a world-class hospital, the first of the country to offer proton beam therapy.
HLL Lifecare Ltd. (HLL), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has teamed up with the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) for constructing the hospital. The parties signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday to appoint HLL’s infrastructure development division as the project management consultant. The hospital is expected to begin operations in early 2017.
The HLL-TMC project will include a proton beam facility, the first of its kind in India and only the 12th in the world, to offer advanced and high-precision cancer therapy. “HLL is proud to be associated with Tata Memorial Centre in constructing India’s first national hadron beam facility and a cancer center for women and children,” said Dr. M. Ayyappan from HLL. “Cancer patients can look forward to the most modern treatment once the hospital is operationalized.”