Women must get themselves medically tested for chest and cervical cancer – DC

Lifestyle National Punjab

To make the general public especially our women folk aware about breast and cervical cancer, Central Bureau of Communication of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Jalandhar organised a special cancer detection and prevention camp at the venue of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav exhibition at Digital Library, today.

It was organised in close coordination with the Deputy Commissioner Komal Mittal and Asstt Civil Surgeon Dr. Pawan Kumar.

Komal Mittal said that the mammography test and vaccination for cervical cancer is the need of the hour and parents must make themselves aware about this life threatening disease for a healthy life.

Rajesh Bali, Field Publicity Officer, CBC – cum – Nodal Officer of the Exhibition said that a special Cancer Detection Van has been called from Rotary Club, Jalandhar for this cause. It was accompanied with the coordinator Kuldeep Singh and the required medical staff. He said all the expenses had been borne by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to provide free Mammography checkup to women and Cervical Cancer vaccination to young girls. 10 young girls of this age group, who came with their parents, were happy to get vaccinated. Whereas, over 30 women got themselves checked for chest cancer through mammography test.

Arpna Sood a mother who got her young daughter Devisha vaccinated to prevent her from cervical cancer said that more parents should come forward to keep the daughters safe from such type of cancer. Appreciating the Central Bureau of Communication for its concern for the cause she said that more awareness is needed amongst parents to keep their women folk safe.

Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Pawan Kumar said that the cervical cancer is the second cancer found amongst women. He said we can prevent this by vaccinating our daughters between the age group of 9-14 years. “The second booster doze after six months of first dose can totally prevent a girl from cervical cancer “, informed Dr Pawan. For getting mammography test done he said women above 40 years of age must get themselves checked for chest cancer at the earliest to safeguard themselves from this cancer. He said the local civil hospital is also fully equipped with well trained staff and screening is already on.

Meanwhile, many people get their Aadhar cards updated and linked with the voter’s card at the specially setup camp in the exhibition besides availing other services at the stalls setup in the exhibition. The entry to the exhibition is free. This exhibition will carry on till 23 March.

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