1. And everyone in Assam and outside know my passion to work on containing cancer through best possible cancer treatment facilities including free chemotherapy, financial scheme to help up to 2 Re lacs to cancer patient, one state-of-art cancer hospital in Guwahati with PET CT, banning chewing tobacco and now starting a grid of hospital in across Assam are some of my humble contribution as health minister of Assam,” he was quoted as saying in a press release.
2. A day after his remarks on people suffering from cancer sparked a political slugfest, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Thursday claimed he was quoted out of context in a bid to sensationalise his speech at an event in Guwahati, and offered an “unconditional apology” for any pain caused.
3. (File photo) Assam minister’s cancer remark: Himanta Biswa Sarma also lashed out at those trying to gain “political mileage and cheap publicity”, and tendered his “unconditional apology” for the pain caused.
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