Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences signed an MoU with Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) for clinical, academic and research collaboration. The MoU was signed at a function held at BBCI auditorium in Guwahati by Dr. A.C. Katraki on behalf of BBCI and Dr. Debnarayan Dutta, Head, Radiation Oncology, Amrita Hospital, Kochi.
The function was attended by Dr. R. Bhuyan, Director, Health Services, who was also the chief guest. As part of the MoU, postgraduate students from both the institutes will participate in teaching and training programmes. Faculties representing Amrita Hospital, Kochi will participate in clinical and academic programmes at BBCI four to six months intervals while faculties from BBCI will also get an opportunity to train students at Amrita Hospital.
It is also expected that Amrita Hospital and BBCI can be mutually supportive for capacity development in various fields of oncology, clinical and academic collaboration and advancement of research projects for the benefit of the people of the country in general and the Northeast region in particular. BBCI is a recognized institute for cancer treatment, education and research and experts hope this MoU can act as a platform for broad based collaboration in oncology between Amrita Hospital and Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute.