ISLAMABAD: PAEC Hospital NORI, Islamabad is designated as IAEA “Anchor Centre” to Enhance Member States’ Capabilities in Cancer Research which is a significant achievement.
At a signing ceremony held in Vienna, organized on the sidelines of the 67th Session of the General Conference of the IAEA, Pakistan’s Nuclear Medicine, Oncology and Radiotherapy Institute (NORI) has been designated as an Anchor Centre under the IAEA’s “Rays of Hope initiative”.
On behalf of Pakistan, the Anchor Centre Agreement was signed by Dr. Raja Ali Raza Anwar, Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) alongside the Director General of the IAEA, Rafael Mariano Grossi, said a news release. Anchor Centres are designated cancer treatment facilities which work with the IAEA to support and provide relevant expertise in the respective region.
These centres are part of the IAEA’s Rays of Hope (RoH) initiative, which aims to assist Member States in establishing or expanding their capacities in radiotherapy and multimodality medical imaging.