Advanced cancer detection mobile van for women launched in Punjab to detect deadly disease in early stages

In Punjab, an advanced cancer detection mobile van fitted with latest screening facilities was launched to provide world-class preventive medical care to women of the state for early detection of the symptoms of a deadly disease.
Notably, Punjab’s Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday flagged off an advanced cancer detection mobile van to provide world-class preventive medical care to women and to detect the symptoms of deadly disease in early stages. An advanced cancer detection mobile van was launched under the Punjab government’s flagship Tandarust Punjab Mission.

Flagging off the van, Minister Brahm Mohindra while emphasizing the need for a collaborative approach to battle the rising menace of Cancer, he pointed out that identification of the disease at the onset was vital to combat it besides ensuring the high survival rate.
“Cancer was the second leading cause of deaths after cardiovascular diseases and its increasing incidences only underscore the urgent need for us to focus on primary prevention by screening through Mamography and Pap Smear tests among women,” he added.
Stressing on the need to proactively encourage and motivate women to register for preventive medical checkups, Minister Brahm Mohindra pointed out that reluctance of women in rural areas at times leads to late detection which proves fatal. “This van has been launched to especially cater to those women at their doorstep,” he added.
Importantly, a radiologist and oncologist would travel with the van and suspected cases on screening would be referred to a medical college for further examination and treatment, and in case of detection of cancer at the early stage, cure can be achieved with use of lesser resources and lesser economic burden on affected families.
BACKGROUND:
On May 30, the Punjab Government launch of a `Tandarust Punjab’ mission to make Punjab the healthiest state in the country, with healthy people. `Tandarust Punjab’ was envisaged by CM Captain Amarinder Singh as a holistic initiative to take care of the state’s air quality, water quality and safe food, thus ensuring a good living environment for the citizens of Punjab.

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