Mamata says cancer hospital launched by Modi inaugurated last year

Kolkata, January 07 (KMS) West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, has asserted that she had last year inaugurated the second campus of the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) which the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the Indian nation on Friday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Banerjee said, the state has funded 25 per cent of the project cost and is still carrying out the recurring expenses in the facility at Rajarhat near Kolkata.

“The prime minister virtually inaugurated the project. But I would like to inform the PM that we had already inaugurated it earlier during the outbreak of pandemic when we needed a Covid centre. It helped us a lot. This institute is associated with the state government as well,” she said.

The West Bengal chief minister who also attended the Indian PM’s programme virtually said that the state also bears a recurring expenditure of Rs 71 crore for it. “The PM will be happy to know that the state is funding 25 per cent of the project. We have also given 11 acre of land to the CNCI for the second campus,” she said. KMS—23M

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