Today I attended a video conference with the Chairman of the GC Group of Companies regarding the set-up of a state of the art Cancer institute at Karfectar, South Sikkim.
The State Government will facilitate the supply of electricity & water connection including land and basic amenities at the proposed site.
The company will invest one thousand five hundred crores (Rs 1500 crores) for the construction of the hospital which will be the one of its kind in India and will be funded by the company. They have proposed a 500 bedded cancer hospital equipped with a world-class 10 wing super-speciality department with office space, accommodation and other facilities.
The company has already visited the land and primary feasibility study has been completed. This particular hospital will cater to all the North-Eastern states, West Bengal and neighbouring countries like Nepal and Bhutan which will further boost the international medical tourism in the State.
The promoters have been invited to visit the State as early as possible to carry forward the proposal.