Chib inaugurates symposium on cancer management
Srinagar, May 15: Minister for Medical Education RS Chib said the Government has formulated a policy for improving the State’s health and medical education sector and a task force has been constituted for its implementation.
The Minister was speaking at an inaugural function of a 2-day symposium on Management of Cancer in Developing Countries with Limited Resources organized by the Hakim Sanaullah Specialist Hospital and Cancer Centre Sopore in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi, SKIMS Soura and Government Medical College, Srinagar here last evening.
On the occasion, Chib said any disease can be controlled if diagnosed at the appropriate time. He said increasing awareness among masses, medical fraternity, hi-tech machines and trained staff can also control the spread of cancer.
Minister for Health Sham Lal Sharma said cancer is a lethal disease and can be controlled by strengthening referral units of the health institutions and creating awareness among common masses and doctors. He said the Union Health Ministry is also working on the matter and has selected four districts, two each from Kashmir and Jammu division for the purpose.
Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Javid Ahmad Dar Javid said human touch and awareness can prove helpful to tackle this fatal disease. He stressed on organizing such more seminars and symposia in far-off and remote areas to aware the masses, besides telecasting programmes and advertisements in electronic and print media.
Among other the Vice-Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof. Riyaz Punjabi, Dr Shad Salim Akhtar medical oncologist of Hakim Sanaullah Specialist Hospital and Cancer Centre Sopore, and oncologists and experts from renowned Cancer institutions of the Country and abroad participated in the symposium.
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