A unit of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
(Grant-in-Aid Institute, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India)
The 2nd cancer hospital in Varanasi was inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Damodardas Modi on Tuesday, 19th February 2019. The hospital was named the Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre (MPMMCC), in honor of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861-1946), an Indian educationalist, a past Dean of the Law School at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and, past President of the Indian National Congress (INC).
The first cancer hospital in Varanasi, the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital (HBCH) was already functional (May 2018) with bed strength of 179. This second cancer hospital, the MPMMCC has bed strength of 350.
In India, the State of Uttar Pradesh (UP) leads in cancer burden among all other Indian States; almost 25 % of cancer patients in Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH), Mumbai are from Uttar Pradesh. It is estimated that Uttar Pradesh will have about 1.5 lakh new cancer cases every year. Thus was the need to have state-of-the-art cancer centres in Varanasi, UP. These cancer centres will also cater to the adjoining regions of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar.
Fifteen (15) acre of land within the 1360 acre campus of BHU was donated to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India (GOI) to construct a cancer hospital with the latest and modern facilities. The construction cost was borne by the Tata Trusts and the hospital is to be managed by the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the above was made on 21st September 2017. The construction by Tata Trust began in April 2018 and is to be completed in a record time by end February 2019. The first registration of patients began from Saturday 16th February 2019 and the cancer centre will be fully operational by the end of the month.
The Honorable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi inaugurated both these cancer centres from MPMMCC in the presence of the Honorable Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri. Yogi Adityanath; the Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (GOI), Dr. KN Vyas; Head, Tata Trusts, Shri. Ratan Tata; Vice Chancellor (BHU), Mr. Rakesh Bhatnagar; and, the Director Tata Memorial Centre, Dr. RA Badwe. The Honorable Prime Minister also unveiled the book on this inaugural occasion, "Where Light Enters The Earth" on the Termples of Healing & Tributaries of Trust, curated by Ms. Nishu Singh Goel.
To provide comprehensive cancer care to one and all, through its motto of excellence in service, education and research.
To provide leadership in guiding the national policy and strategy for cancer care by:
Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Cancer Centre, Varanasi