‘Kashmir hospitals to have cancer care ward’


Srinagar, Nov 20: Directorate of Health Services Kashmir in association with Union Health Ministry has started a Cancer Day Care Unit and Chemotherapy treatment in some peripheral hospitals in the Valley.
 The areas availing the facility include Handwara, Sopore and Kargil. “Presently, the district hospital Handwara is giving free day care and chemotherapy treatment to patients under the scheme while as the program is in training mode in Sopore and Kargil,” an official said. He said the training of doctors, nurses and paramedics was on at the SK Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura.
 Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Saleem-ur-Rehman said they want to complete the process soon. “Once the project meets with success, we will try and implement the same in other districts as well,” he said.
 The day care unit at the District Hospital Handwara is funded under National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, CVD and Stroke (NPCDCS), and the Cancer treatment at Sopore SDH is an independent initiative of DHSK.
 “Five districts have been selected in J&K under the scheme including Leh, Kargil and Kupwara in Kashmir division,” said Dr Rehana Kounsar, Program Officer, IDSP.
 She said under the scheme every cancer patient gets Rs 1 lakh per year besides free chemotherapy.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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