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PM Modi opens second campus of cancer institute in Kolkata, Mamata present  

PM Modi opens second campus of cancer institute in Kolkata, Mamata present  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually inaugurated the second campus of the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) in Kolkata in the presence of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.  Banerjee, who thanked the PM for inviting her to the event, said the institute holds a special place for her given that her college days were spent in the vicinity.  Taking to Twitter, Modi said a day ago the inauguration programme for the CNCI campus will take place at 1pm. “This institute will augment healthcare capacities in eastern India and in the northeast,” the tweet further read. According to a statement by the Prime Ministers Office (PMO), the second campus of CNCI has been constructed in sync with Modis “vision to expand and upgrade the health facilities in all parts of the country”. Speaking at the event, Modi India has reached the historic milestone of administering 150 crore vaccine today. He said of the entire eligible population, over 90% citizens have received at least one dose vaccine against the coronavirus disease. “In just five days, over 1.5 crore children aged between 15-17 have been given a dose,” he added..

india 2022-01-08 hindustantimes