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Health department takes positive action to tackle cancer treatment challenge: Minister Veena George

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George has stated that the federal government is taking energetic steps to handle the challenges within the area of most cancers therapy. About 60,000 new most cancers sufferers are registered within the state yearly. The Division of Health is creating and implementing a Most cancers Technique Motion Plan to stop this rising prevalence.

As a part of this, a Most cancers Board has been set as much as coordinate most cancers management actions within the state and to make sure the companies of specialists within the area. Emphasis is positioned on therapy, prevention and consciousness alike. He stated the well being division was taking steps to strengthen most cancers therapy facilities and switch them into facilities of excellence.

February 4 is World Most cancers Day yearly. This 12 months’s World Most cancers Day message is ‘Closing the care hole’. The message is geared toward bridging the gaps within the therapy of most cancers and bridging the gaps in therapy. Inequalities within the area of most cancers therapy exist in quite a lot of areas, together with finance, know-how, training, localization, well being consciousness, and medical insurance. The motion plan is to determine these inequalities and prioritize discovering options to them and guaranteeing the identical sort of most cancers therapy for all individuals. This message will final for the following three years.

Most cancers therapy is being offered freed from price at 24 facilities in all of the districts of the state. To make sure most cancers therapy in all of the districts, the State Health Division has began District Most cancers Care Facilities to make sure most cancers therapy within the district facilities. Treatment together with chemotherapy is offered freed from price by these facilities.

The Corona epidemic is most prevalent in individuals with power illnesses reminiscent of most cancers. The Division of Health has made a number of interventions to scale back the unfold of the illness in these immunocompromised people. The minister additionally stated that the identical most cancers therapy has been made obtainable at house as an alternative of touring lengthy distances to RCC and medical schools.

Webinar on Most cancers Care, Analysis and Prevention for Main Activists of District Most cancers Care Program below the auspices of Health Division and Thiruvananthapuram RCC. Health Minister Veena George will launch the webinar on-line on February 4 at 10 am. He can even inaugurate the Preventive Oncology OP and Coaching Middle at Pulayanarkotta Campus, RCC, Thiruvananthapuram.

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