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Keeping in line with the various activities being conducted by the State Government under its flagship Tandarust Punjab Mission, Health and Family Welfare Minister Brahm Mohindra flagged off an advanced cancer detection mobile van fitted with latest screening facilities to provide world class preventive medical care to women in Malwa region for early detection of the symptoms of deadly disease.
Flagging off the van from outside the official residence of the Chief Minister this afternoon, 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 further added.
Stressing on the need to proactively encourage and motivate women to register for preventive medical checkups, 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.