Gilgit: The first ever in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and 5th at national level government Institute of Oncology and Radio Therapy would be inaugurated here on January 12 by Chief Minister GB Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman. Higher Officials of  Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission  would participate in the inaugural ceremony while notables of the area and public representatives would also attend the function.

He said the project would be completed at a cost of Rs 2.42 billion which were allocated in Public Sector Development Program (PSDP), adding that the hospital was completed in the recording time of 18 months by Atomic Energy Commission of Pakistan. The Advisor said that according to 2016 data some 1,538 people suffered due to cancer and they were forced to visit Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore to get treatment which was not in their financial approach.

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