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Free chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients from June in Maharashtra

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Maharashtra government has announced that cancer patients would be provided free chemotherapy treatment at district hospitals with the first phase of the plan starting in June.

The plan will start with hospitals in Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Pune, Amravati, Jalgaon, Nashik, Wardha, Satara, Bhandara and Akola. It also added that a physician and nurse from each of these district hospitals would be imparted training for three weeks from May by the Medical Oncology department of Tata Memorial.

State Health Minister Deepak Sawant said the initiative would help patients save in lodging and travelling expenses.

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