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PM Modi inaugrated the National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar, Haryana

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Cancer Institute (NIC) at Badhsa in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
PM Modi inaugrated the National Cancer Institute in Jhajjar, Haryana

Details:

  • It is the first Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) Medical College and hospital in North India.
  • It has 510 beds and includes the facilities of surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, anaesthesia, palliative care, and nuclear medicine.
  • There are 6 existing ESIC medical colleges at Kolkata, Faridabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Gulbarga.

About Employees' State Insurance Corporation (ESIC):

  • It was established by the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act), Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India.
  • It is an autonomous organization.
  • It manages the funds of all employees earning ₹21,000 or less per month.
  • Employees' State Insurance includes self-financing social security and health insurance scheme for Indian workers.
  • ESIC is operating many medical, dental, nursing and paramedical schools in India.

What is the significance of ESIC Hospital?

  • Workers are generally exposed to sickness related to their occupation and they may even suffer from temporary or permanent disablement etc., which results in loss of their wages.
  • Institutions like this negate the resulting physical or financial distress in such contingencies and uphold human dignity in times of crises.

Major reasons for Cancer in Haryana:

  • Rapid Industrialization
  • Improper Sanitation
  • Excessive use of Fertilizers

Question:

Q. Where did Prime Minister, Narendra Modi inaugurated the National Cancer Institute (NIC)?
a. Jaipur, Rajastan
b. Jhunjunu, Rajasthan
c. Jhajjar Haryana
d. None of the above
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