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Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute

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Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute
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LocationKolkata, West Bengal, India
Coordinates22°31′32″N 88°20′48″E / 22.5256847°N 88.346579°E / 22.5256847; 88.346579Coordinates: 22°31′32″N 88°20′48″E / 22.5256847°N 88.346579°E / 22.5256847; 88.346579
FundingGovernment hospital
Affiliated universityWBUHS
OpenedJanuary 2, 1950 (1950-01-02)
ListsHospitals in India

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) is a cancer care hospital & Research Institute and one of the 25 Regional Cancer Centres in India.[2][3][4] It is located in Kolkata near Jatin Das Park metro station at Hazra More. It was formally inaugurated by Prof. Madam J.Curie on 2 January 1950, as Chittaranjan Cancer Hospital, named after Chittaranjan Das, who donated land and property for the cause.[2]

Second campus

From 19 August 2020 Institute has started its OPD services from its State of the Art 460 bedded new campus at Rajarhat.[5] The campus at Newtown has been built under the Union Ministry of Health. The building is equipped with all the latest facilities for cancer treatment including Nuclear Medicine(PET), 3.0 Tesla MRI, 128 slice CT scanner, Radionuclide therapy unit, endoscopy suite, modern brachytherapy units,[6] 650 beds (or 460 beds[6][7]), accommodation for relatives of the patient, and for doctors. Rs 1,000 crore has been spent for this project and will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi on 7 January 2022.[8] More than ₹530 crore has been spent, out of which around ₹400 crore have been provided by the Union government and the rest by the Government of West Bengal,in the ratio of 75:25.[7][6] The property will also serve as a cutting-edge cancer research centre.[6]


  1. ^ "GOVT REVIEW ON THE WORKING OF CNCI, KOLKATA, DURING THE YEAR 2OI8-I9" (PDF). Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 23 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute Official Website". Archived from the original on 29 September 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2011.
  3. ^ WHO India. Archived 26 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Government of India. 'National Cancer Control Programme'. Archived 18 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Central Government's Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) starts its OPD services from its new campus at Rajarhat, Kolkata". Press Information Bureau- 5:52PM IST. New Delhi. 20 August 2020. Archived from the original on 1 December 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d Luthra, Swati (6 January 2021). "PM Modi to inaugurate second CNCI campus in Kolkata". Mint. New Delhi. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  7. ^ a b "PM Modi to virtually inaugurate second CNCI campus in Kolkata tomorrow". ANI. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Narendra Modi: শুক্রবার শহরে 'হাজির' মোদী, করবেন ক্যানসার হাসপাতালের দ্বিতীয় ক্যাম্পাসের উদ্বোধন". Anandabazar Patrika (in Bengali). Kolkata. 6 January 2021. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
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