Government is committed to reduce the consumption of tobacco – J.P. Nadda

Government is committed to reduce the consumption of tobacco – J.P. Nadda

Union Health Minister Shri J. P. Nadda delivering speech at 1st Graduation Ceremony function of Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai on April 11, 2015.

Government is committed to reduce the consumption of tobacco said, Shri J.P. Nadda, Union Minister for Health and Family welfare at the first ever Graduation Ceremony 2015 of Suerpspeiality training programme in Oncology and Broad Specialty programmes at Homi Bhabha National Institute, Deemed University (DU) in Mumbai today.  Government’s  strategy is consistent and planning to introduce awareness campaign at school level with catch them young motive, he added.

Union Health Minister Shri J. P. Nadda arriving at 1st Graduation Ceremony function of Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai on April 11, 2015.

The Minister appealed young graduates to be interactive with public policy makers so that the right inputs will be available for planning as well as implementation. Referring to communicable disease scenario he said India has a largest successfully run public health programme.  As far as non communicable diseases, Shri Nadda narrated that it is a big challenge not only before the government but the health fraternity as a whole.  The Minister upholds the concept of national cancer grid to provide better facilities to the patients.

Union Health Minister Shri J. P. Nadda honoring young Graduated by Medals & Degree  at 1st Graduation Ceremony function of Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai on April 11, 2015.

Shri J.P. Nadda and Shri Vinod Tawade, Maharahstra Health Minister  honoured the young graduates of 2013 and 2014 batch at the function. Dr. R.K. Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. R.B. Grover, Member, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. R.A. Badwe, Director, TMC and Dr. K.S. Sharma, Director, TMC were also present on the occasion.

Union Health Minister Shri J. P. Nadda at 1st Graduation Ceremony function of Tata Memorial Center in Mumbai on April 11, 2015.  Dr. R.K. Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. R.B. Grover, Member, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr. R.A. Badwe, Director, TMC and Dr. K.S. Sharma, Director, TMC were also present on the occasion.

BACKGROUNDER

The Tata Memorial Centre is a comprehensive Cancer Centre with the mission of Service, Education and Research. It is a constituent institute of Homi Bhabha National Institute (DU) and is a grant-In-Aid Institute of the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt, of India, running Suerpspeiality training programme in Oncology (Surgical, Medical, and Broad Specialty programs in Anesthesiology, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Pathology, Transfusion Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, and Palliative Medicine.

The journey of Tata Memorial Centre in Education started way back in the 1962 with MS in General Surgery under Mumbai University and admitted first batch of two students in 1966. Along with this they started MD in Pathology, Anesthesiology, Radiology, & Radiotherapy also.

With the concept of Supersepcialisation in three (03) core subjects of Oncology the Centre discontinued MS general Surgery in 2001 and started Master of Chirurgiea (M.Ch) Surgical Oncology from 2001 onwards with yearly intake of 02 students. They switched over to HBNI in 2008 and got approval of Medical council of India for increase intake in these subjects to the tune of 16 M.Ch, 10 DM and 10 Radiotherapy seats with the total intake of 112 students per year.

70% of qualified and trained Human Resource in Oncology is being provided by Tata Memorial Centre in this country.

With the collaborative efforts with WHO, & IAEA the centre offer short-term training programs to foreign Nationals from Neighboring countries Southeast Asia region and African countries also.

The Centre also  technology courses in the field of Radiotherapy, CT – MRI and Nuclear Medicine with the intake capacity of around 75 students per year. Recently we have started M.Sc Nursing in Oncology and M.Sc in Clinical Research with the intake of 20 students per year.

At ACTREC the centre runs Post Doctoral programs in basic sciences and Translational Research programs in life sciences leading to the award of P.hD qualification.

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