A Radio Therapy Block was inaugurated by Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the State Cancer Institute located at Gauhati Medical College and Hospital during his two-day visit to Guwahati and Meghalaya on Sunday.
The Home Minister also inaugurated the newly established state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator machine at the State Cancer Institute. This machine is commonly used as an external radiation treatment for people with cancer. It customizes high energy X-rays or electrons to conform to a tumour's shape and destroy the cancer cells while sparing surrounding normal tissue.
The cancer hospital in the city is equipped with 200 beds and three departments: medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation therapy.It was on 17 February 2021 that the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital got equipped with a new radiation oncology block, which was equipped with a Tomo Therapy facility. Tomo Therapy is an advanced treatment used in cancer patients which provides a 4D image of the tumours or the cancerous tissues and those tissues can be treated without damaging the other tissues nearby.
The cancer hospital in the city is equipped with 200 beds and three departments: medical oncology, surgical oncology and radiation therapy.