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PUTRAJAYA: The new National Cancer Institute (IKN) is expected to receive patients by the end of this year.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the institute will become the referral centre for cancer treatments, covering treatment and care of cancer patients, training, research and prevention of the disease.
Sitting on a 10.65 acre land next to Hospital Putrajaya, the RM693mil building was completed on Aug 16, two weeks ahead of its three-year contract completion date.
“The Government’s intention is to have cancer treatment centres in every region (and) the IKN is the starting point in our country’s history for cancer treatment.
“So far, we have four cancer treatment centres which are in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Hospital Sultan Ismail (Johor), Hospital Likas (Sabah) and Hospital Umum Sarawak,” Dr Subramaniam told reporters after witnessing the handover of the IKN building from the Works Ministry to the Health Ministry here yesterday.
The facilities at IKN include seven floors of wards, two basement floors and 252 in-patient beds.
The main components of the institute would include radiotheraphy and oncology, nuclear medicine, palliative care and surgical oncology.
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