Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Measures to Check Rising Cases of Cancers

Posted On: 27 JUL 2021 3:48PM by PIB Delhi

As per the Indian Council of Medical Research’s Cancer Registry Data Report on “National Cancer Registry Programme Report, 2020”, there is an increase in the estimated number of incidence of cancer cases in the country from 13.25 lakh in 2018 to 13.92 lakh in 2020. State/UT wise, details as per Annexure I.

 

Cancer is a multi factoral disease, the risk factors of which, inter alia, include ageing population, sedentary life style, use of tobacco products, unhealthy diet and air pollution.

 

The Central Government supplements the efforts of the State Governments. National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) is being implemented under National Health Mission (NHM) with focus on strengthening infrastructure, human resource development, health promotion & awareness generation, early diagnosis, management and referral to an appropriate level institution for treatment.

 

To enhance the facilities for tertiary care of cancer, the Central Government is implementing Strengthening of Tertiary Care for Cancer Scheme, under which setting up of 19 State Cancer Institutes (SCIs) and 20 Tertiary Care Cancer Centres (TCCCs) have been approved. The list of such approved SCIs/TCCCs is as per Annexure II.

 

There is also focus on Oncology in its various aspects in case of new AIIMS and many upgraded institutions under Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY). Setting up of National Cancer Institute at Jhajjar (Haryana) and second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata are also steps in this direction. All these will enhance the capacity for treatment of cancer in the country.

Cancer is diagnosed and treated at various levels in the health care facilities. The treatment in Government Hospitals is either free or highly subsidized for the poor and needy. Treatment of Cancers is also available under Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). Besides, quality generic medicines are being made available at affordable prices to all, under Jan Aushadhi Scheme in collaboration with the State Governments. Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) Pharmacy stores have been set up in some hospitals/institutions, with an objective to make available Cancer drugs at a substantial discount vis-à-vis the Maximum Retail Price. Under the umbrella scheme of Rashtrya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), financial assistance is provided to families living below threshold poverty line for their treatment, including treatment of Cancer in Government hospitals.

ANNEXURE-1

Estimated incidence of cancer cases in India by different State/UT –

All sites (ICD10:COO-C97) – (2018-2020) *Both sexes

State

2018

2019

2020

Jammu & Kashmir

12344

12675

13012

Himachal Pradesh

8412

8589

8799

Punjab

36888

37744

38636

Chandigarh

966

994

1024

Uttaranchal

10932

11216

11482

Haryana

27665

28453

29219

Delhi

23678

24436

25178

Rajasthan

67380

69156

70987

Uttar Pradesh

192019

106652

201319

Bihar

98383

101014

103711

Sikkim

437

443

445

Arunachal Pradesh

991

1015

1035

Nagaland

1684

1719

1768

Manipur

1803

1844

1899

Mizoram

1742

1783

1837

Tripura

2454

2507

2574

Meghalaya

2741

2808

2879

Assam

36029

36948

37880

West Bengal

103309

105814

108394

Jharkhand

32150

33045

33961

Orissa

48491

49604

50692

Chattisgarh

26443

27113

27828

Madhya Pradesh

73957

75911

77888

Gujarat

66069

67841

69660

Daman

107

118

124

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

173

186

206

Maharasthra

110696

113374

116121

Telangana

45335

46464

47620

Andhra Pradesh

67370

68883

70424

Karnataka

81729

83824

85968

Goa

1543

1591

1618

Lakshadweep

27

27

27

Kerala

55145

56148

57155

Tamil Nadu

84320

86596

88866

Pondicherry

1469

1523

1577

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

351

357

366

TOTAL

1325232

1358415

1392179

 

Ref. National Cancer Registry Program Report 2020

*Projected Cancer Cases for India were computed using age specific incidence rate of 28 PBCRs of 2012 to 2016 and the projected population (person-years)

 

ANNEXURE-II

List of State Cancer Institutes (SCI)/Tertiary Cancer Care Centres (TCCC)

S

No

State

Name of the Institute

SCI / TCCC

 
 

1

Andhra Pradesh

Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool

SCI

 

2

Assam

Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati

SCI

 

3

Bihar

Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna

SCI

 

4

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences, Bilaspur

SCI

 

5

Delhi

LokNayak Hospital

TCCC

 

6

Gujarat

Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedabad

SCI

 

7

Goa

Goa Medical College, Panaji

TCCC

 

8

Haryana

Civil Hospital, AmbalaCantt

TCCC

 

9

Himachal Pradesh

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

TCCC

 

10

Himachal Pradesh

ShriLalBahadurShastri Medical College, Mandi

TCCC

 

11

Jammu & Kashmir

Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar

SCI

 

12

Government Medical College, Jammu

SCI

 

13

Jharkhand

Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi

SCI

 

14

Karnataka

Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology (RCC), Bangaluru

SCI

 

15

Mandya Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya

TCCC

 

16

Kerala

Regional Cancer Centre, Tjiruvananthapuram

SCI

 

17

Government Medical College, Kozhikode

TCCC

 

18

Madhya Pradesh

G.R. Medical College, Gwalior

TCCC

 

19

NetajiSubhas Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur

SCI

 

20

Maharashtra

RashtrasantTukdoji Regional Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Nagpur

TCCC

 

21

Government Medical College, Aurangabad

SCI

 

22

Vivekanand Foundation & Research Centre, Latur

TCCC

 

23

Mizoram

Mizoram State Cancer Institute, Aizawl

TCCC

 

24

Nagaland

District Hospital, Kohima

TCCC

 

25

Odisha

AcharyaHarihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack

SCI

 

26

Punjab

Government Medical College, Amritsar

SCI

 

27

Civil Hospital, Fazilka

TCCC

 

28

Rajasthan

S P Medical College, Bikaner

TCCC

 

29

SMS Medical College, Jaipur

SCI

 

30

Jhalawar Medical College & Hospital, Jhalawar

TCCC

 

31

Sikkim

Multispecialty Hospital at Sochygang (Sichey), near Gangtok, Sikkim

TCCC

 

32

Tamil Nadu

Cancer Institute (RCC), Adyar, Chennai

SCI

 

33

Telangana

MNJ Institute of Oncology & RCC, Hyderabad

SCI

 

34

Tripura

Cancer Hospital (RCC), Agartala

SCI

 

35

Uttar Pradesh

Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow

TCCC

 

36

Uttarakhand

Government Medical College, Haldwani

SCI

 

37

West Bengal

Government Medical College, Burdwan

TCCC

 

38

Murshidabad Medical College & Hospital, Berhampore, Murshidabad

TCCC

 

39

SagoreDutta Memorial Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata

TCCC

 

Total: 39 (SCI: 19, TCCC:20)

 

Note: Government of India share is 60% (90% for Himalayan and North Eastern States and 100% for UTs.)

 

The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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MV

 

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