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Radiotherapy unit to be set up at Sangrur civil hospital

punjab Updated: Jul 07, 2013 23:36 IST
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Taking serious note of cancer cases in Sangrur and its peripheral district, Tata Memorial Hospital with assistance of state government is going to set radiotherapy unit at Sangrur civil hospital.

Deputy Commissioner Kumar Rahul said the unit worth Rs five crore will be installed soon in the hospital premises, which would help people in early detection of cancer disease.Presiding over a seminar continuous medical education (CME) on cancer prevention, at district administrative complex, he said that increasing cases of cancer disease are a big threat to the healthy society.

Rahul said that Punjab government has launched an awareness campaign to aware nurses about the prevention and cure of cancer in collaboration with Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. He also briefed about the policy implemented by the state government to cure and prevent cancer.

Doctors from Tata Memorial Hospital briefed nurses about the technical and medical aspects how to save and aware people from cancer.Sangrur Civil Surgeon Dr Subodh Gupta and District Health Officer Dr Surinder Singla were also presented on the occasion.Nurses from Sangrur, Barnala, Bathinda and Mansa district attended the seminar.