SHIMLA, Feb. 7 -- Himachal Pradesh is expecting to get a nod soon to construct a cancer tertiary unit here, state health and family welfare minister Vipin Parmar informed the Assembly on Wednesday.

Replying to a question by Congress member Asha Kumari, he said the state was awaiting permission from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to construct the building that falls in the core area of the capital. "We are hopeful of getting the permission for construction soon," Parmar said. The NGT in 2017 imposed a ban on constructing multi-storey buildings in core areas of the town, including its green belt, to prevent indiscriminate construction. "The IGMCH is daily getting 40-60 patients for chemotherapy, while RPGMC is getting 12-14 patients," he ...