As per Indian Council of Medical Research’s Cancer registry data, the estimated incidence of cancer in the country, State/UT wise during 2017 is given below:
Estimated Incidence of cancer cases in India, State/UT - All sites -- Both sexes
Jammu & Kashmir
Daman & Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Health is a State subject, however to supplement the efforts of State, the Government of India is implementing National Programme for Palliative Care (NPPC) under National Health Mission (NHM). There is no state-wise/national data maintained under NPPC, which suggest the inadequacy of number of palliative care units in the country as the support under the Program for the States/UTs is primarily for establishing basic palliative care services at district hospitals.
The program is a part of the ‘Mission Flexipool’ of National Health Mission (NHM). A framework of operational and financial guidelines for the states has been developed, on the basis of which the states/UTs prepare their proposals related to palliative care and incorporate them in their respective Programme Implementation Plan (PIPs) to seek financial support under NHM. The palliative care units at district hospitals, which are supported under the program, are at different stages of getting operational. A list of the districts covered, so far, under the program is given below:
List of districts, state-wise, covered under National Program for Palliative Care
8; Amravati, Bhandara, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli, Wardha, Washim,
20; Cuddalore, Dindigul, KovilpattiRamanathapuram, Tiruppur,
Krishnagiri, Thiruvallur, Namakkal, Thiruvarur,
Tiruvannamalai, Kanchipuram, Pollachi, Villupuram, Vellore,
Kumbakonam, Erode, Trichy, Salem, Tirunelveli&
19; Darjeeling, Jalpaigudi, Coochbehar, Uttar Dinajpur, Dakshin
Dinajpur, Malada, Murshidabad, Nadia, North 24 Parganas,
South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Hawrah, PoorviMidnapur,
PashchimMidnapur, Bankura, Birbhum, Purulia, Bardhman&
5; Balangir; Nabrangpur; Koraput; Malkangiri and Naupada)
5; Kamrup, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur
4; Kumarghat Rural Hospital, Kulai District Hospital, Udaipur
District Hospital and Jolaibari Rural Hospital
1; Naga hospital, Kohima
5; Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Tirupathi& Kurnool
8; districts yet to be identified by the state.
1; East Aizwal
14;Thiruvananthpuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam,
Alapuzza, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malaputtam,
Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur, Kasargode
10; Jalaun, Jhansi, Kheri, Lalitpur, Etawah, Faizabad, Firozabad,
Jammu & Kashmir
4; districts yet to be identified by the state in Jammu division.
5; Bangalore Rural, Raichur, Mangalore, Dharwad& Mysore.
6; Gandhinagar, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Porbandar&
3; Raipur, Durg and Dhamtari
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.