A state-of-the-art cancer centre is set to be thrown open for patients at Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on Thursday. Developed at a cost of Rs 10 crore, the 50-bed facility has been developed by Megha Engineering Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) and is equipped with all ultra-modern facilities on a par with corporate hospitals.

There are five beds in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 12 beds for men, 10 beds for women, 11 beds for children and 12 beds have been set aside for a speciality leukaemia ward. The 18,000 sft completely air-conditioned cancer centre also has an exclusive Oncology Critical Care Unit (OCCU).

Started in June, 2017, the cancer centre building works were completed within a year. According to MEIL authorities, the entire building has false ceiling with LED lights, CC cameras, electrical room and a bed lift to carry 20 patients at a time.

The ICU is provided with oxygen and vacuum pressure facility and every two beds in wards have access to oxygen and vacuum facility. Doctors’ room, faculty room, store room, processing room and staff rooms at the facility make it a full-fledged unit to deal with any kind of emergency with regard to cancer patients.

Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) K T Rama Rao, Health Minister C Laxma Reddy, MEIL chairman P P Reddy and co-founder and MEIL Managing Director Krishna Reddy will participate in the inaugural event on Thursday.

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