ITANAGAR, Jun 29: Health & Family Welfare Minister Biyuram Wahge on Saturday inspected the site earmarked for establishment of State Cancer Institute at Midpu, near here.

He was accompanied by his advisor Dr Mahesh Chai.

The DoNER ministry has sanctioned an amount of Rs 217.19 crore for the project under PM-DeVINE scheme which is cent per cent centrally sponsored.

The minister while highlighting the importance of the project appealed to everyone to come forward and support this initiative which would immensely benefit the people of the state who, otherwise are travelling to far off places for diagnosis and treatment, and facing a lot of inconveniences.

On completion, the institute will be a comprehensive Cancer Treatment Centre with all the modern facilities and would be very helpful for the people of the state given the high incidence of cancer compared to its population.

The project will be given top priority and will be completed as per the schedule, the minister asserted.

The civil work of the project would be executed by APPWD, CDA.

The e-tendering of the project to award the work would be carried out soon and is under process.

Doimukh MLA Nabam Vivek, Health secretary, Health Services director, Papum Pare deputy commissioner Jiken Bomjen and SP Taru Gussar accompanied the minister.