About Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre, Cuttack
SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack decide about the outside state referral of the cancer cases. Many poor patients have been benefitted by way of getting relief from different sources such as Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Prime Minister's National Relief Fund, recently introduced Health Minister’s cancer patient fund and RAN scheme of the Govt.of India etc. Poor patients, BPL card holders and their families are treated free of cost.
In early fifties, the combined Radiology department of SCB Medical College, Cuttack started treating cancer using deep X-ray therapy and radium application. In 1962, a full fledged Radiotherapy department with 100 beds was started. Thereafter in 1967, it was designated as the Cancer Wing of SCB Medical College, Cuttack and a Theratron-Jr telecobalt unit was installed under the Colombo-plan. During 1971-73 another telecobalt unit Eldorado-6 was added to the treatment armamentarium.