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Developement of Oncology wing civil hospital, Shilong.

The purchase of Cobalt-60 Machine: - Central & State contribution

The main objective of setting up of Cobalt-60 Machine in Civil Hospital Shillong is

  • To treat the Cancer patients.
  • To utilize the expert personnel of the state in the field of radiation therapy.
  • To make people aware on the availability of treatment facility.
  • It has fulfilled the direction of the Ministry of Health, Govt. of India that every state government should have cancer treatment facilities.
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Do's and Don’ts

  • Drink plenty of fluids every day during treatment.
  • Wash , shower or bath as normal during treatment using a simple or baby soap, taking care to pat dry the area being treated, rather than rubbing it.
  • Don't put creams or deodorants on the treated area as these may worsen your skin reaction.


  • What is Radiation Therapy?
  • What is Cobalt Machine?
  • Why Cobalt-60 Machine?
  • What are the Goals of Radiation Therapy?
  • How Does Radiotherapy Work?