Saturday, 17 December 2016

Treatment of Cancer Through Radio Therapy

Treatment of Cancer Through Radio Therapy
In the last two decades there has been a continuous increase in availability of Radiation Oncology facilities for cancer care in India and the number of treatment units (Linear Accelerators and Telecobalts) have increased from less than 250 in the year 1995 to approximately 552 units in 2015. The newer Radiation facilities, though lesser than the actual requirement in the country, do have advanced facilities for catering to radiotherapy cancer treatment.
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and its units have made excellent progress in developing division of Radiation Oncology as a state of art clinical service that's at par with the best in the world which provides training at international level for basic and advanced procedures in cancer care and has emerged as an important centre.
DAE, Government of India is supporting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member countries not only in cancer treatment but in infrastructural and human resource capacity development as well. Low cost radiotherapy equipment like Bhabhatron, IMAGIN, developed indigenously has been donated by Government of India to various countries.
DAE ,Government of India and its centres specializing in cancer care are in a unique position to provide cost effective radiotherapy solutions to IAEA member countries and will continue to support activities related to cancer care.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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