New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday said a 300-bed Cancer Institute would be set up on the campus of AIIMS-II coming up at Badsah in Jhajjar district of the state.

AIIMS-II would provide emergency services to patients round-the-clock and would be much bigger than Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences to cater to the medical needs of patients of the entire northern region, the Chief Minister said.

The Foundation stone of the AIIMS Outreach OPD centre at Badsah was laid by Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on May 30.

The Outreach OPD has been designed to handle approximately 1,000 patients per day and is expected to be operational by August, 2012.

AIIMS-II would house many facilities which could not be provided in Delhi for lack of space. It would also have a research institute.

The new technologies to provide health treatment at reasonable prices would also be researched here.

The Government was looking for the required land in the neighbouring NCR region to set up a branch of AIIMS. This branch or the second campus of AIIMS at Badsah will see modern, state-of-the-art tertiary level health care being offered by several departments of AIIMS.

"We are planning to have some national institutes of excellence here that will contribute to health research as well as framing of national health policies and programmes for implementation," Azad had said at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the project.

(Agencies)

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