'Make cancer drugs, treatment free in Kashmir'

Moved by manifold increase in number of cancer cases in Kashmir, a Valley based doctor has sent representations to Government of India to make cancer drug and treatment free in Kashmir. 

“As a doctor, I want to bring it to your notice that there has been manifold increase in number of cancer cases in Kashmir. Ironically, most of the patients are unable to afford cancer drugs or treatment cost. Healthcare has been your priority and many schemes for patient care were launched by your good self in your previous tenure as PM. It is requested to make cancer drugs and treatment free for deserving in larger public interest in Kashmir,” Dr Showkat Shah, senior consultant, Critical Care Medicine, Khyber hospital Srinagar wrote in his message to Prime Minister on twitter.

“Many downtrodden people in Kashmir are suffering from cancer and are dying for want of treatment. I have also written letters to concerned authorities at state and central level to make cancer drugs as well treatment free for patients in Kashmir under various scheduled including Ayushman Bharat scheme,” he said.