Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel recently announced to soon start operating a 930-bed for cancer treatment at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. The TMH, Parel has a capacity of 700-beds while the upcoming ACTREC at Kharghar will have 90-beds for the cancer patients.
Adding more to the news, the Kharghar Centre will also have a 300-room accommodation facility for patients’ relatives. Five new towers are under-construction at ACTREC’s 60-acre campus and they will also house other facilities. Tata Memorial authorities declined to share the cost of the ongoing project claiming that budgets are still being worked. The TMH Parel treats 60000 new patients every year this does not include follow up cases.
Tata Memorial will try and move women and children patients as possible to the ACTREC, Kharghar. The idea is to turn ACTREC into a complete diagnostic treatment-research facility, senior officials, who did not wish to be identified, said. Over 70 percent of Tata Memorial patients are treated for free. ACTREC will follow the same model.
The main motive of this project is to reduce overburdened Tata Memorials load by 50 per cent. This is being funded by Atomic Energy Department.