Army commemorates World Cancer Day
POONCH, FEB 4: Army conducted awareness lectures and medical camp at Phardhala and Mendhar on the occasion of ‘World Cancer Day’, today with an aim to raise awareness among the people about causes, detection, treatment and care services for the deadly disease that is on a rise across the country.
The lectures were conducted by Army doctors who informed the audience to have a healthy life style, say NO to tobacco, drugs and alcohol, make the environment pollution free, limit the use of plastic etc to avoid risk of acquiring this disease.
At the outset a medical camp was also organised at Sankari – 2 wherein in free medical check-up and distribution of medicines was conducted by the Army doctor. A total of 350 persons including elders, children and youth received treatment.
Large number of locals including students, local youth and prominent members of the society attended the lectures with zeal and enthusiasm and requested for more such events for the benefit of the youth.
DH Ramban observes World Cancer Day
RAMBAN, FEB 4: With an aim to raise awareness and help in the prevention of the disease and support of patients, District Hospital Ramban observed World Cancer Day under the chairmanship of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ramban Dr. Saif-ud-Din Khan here today.
Medical Superintendent Dr. D.V Singh, Consultant Physician Dr Vikar Hussain Qazi, Consultant E.N.T Dr Anees Ali Mir Consultant Gynaecologist Dr Dinesh, Dental Surgeon Dr. Sonakshi Thakur and a large number of people were present on the occasion.
The World Cancer Day, which falls on February 4 every year, is an annual global event to raise awareness and help people battling cancer and their families.
Speaking on the occasion the CMO said that people must understand that Cancer is a disease, and deserves to be treated as such. Science has evolved enough to give us clear process indicators on how to tackle Cancer with the right doctors and the right treatment, and solving Cancer requires the participation of the patient, the right experts, and a few loved ones. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost half of the most common types of the disease can be prevented. While addressing the gathering senior doctors made the people aware about risk factors, early detection, diagnosis and the treatment of Cancer. A screening camp was also organized on the occasion.
DDC inspects ongoing works of Bridge at Gudoora
PULWAMA, FEB 4: The Deputy Commissioner Pulwama today visited Gudoora and took stock of the pace of work on the bridge over Romushi Nallah which was affected by floods in September 2014.
On the occasion, the DDC directed executing agency for immediate completion of the bridge for the convenience of the local people so that people living on the two sides of the stream get easy connectivity. He was informed that the bridge would be completed by next year. DDC also inspected the status of ongoing work being executed under prestigious National Highway 444 project which will connect Pulwama District with Srinagar and Qazigund. It will run through 22 villages from Batapora Wanpora to Nikas in Pulwama District. He said project when completed will benefit the people and will give boost to economy. Deputy Commissioner directed the officials of various departments to work in coordination so that projects are completed within the stipulated time. He was accompanied by SE R&B, Tehsildar and other concerned officers.