Free breast cancer screening camp launched in Gadwal
With an aim to cater to the healthcare needs of women, the Women and Child Welfare department in collaboration with Vikasa Tarigini NGO launched a free breast cancer screening camp at Amaravai village of Monopad mandal in Gadwal district on Wednesday.
Gadwal: With an aim to cater to the healthcare needs of women, the Women and Child Welfare department in collaboration with Vikasa Tarigini NGO launched a free breast cancer screening camp at Amaravai village of Monopad mandal in Gadwal district on Wednesday.
Religious leader Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swami along with District Collector K Shashanka and Alampur MLA Dr Abraham, cut the ribbon and inaugurated the free screening camp and urged the women to utilise the services at the camp.
Speaking on the occasion, the District Collector said, "There are many women who are suffering from breast cancer and its related issues in the region. With most of them not having proper access to healthcare facilities in this region, they are advised to make use of this camp and get the diagnosis done free of cost. Every woman can make use of this facility and get the diagnosis done."
Adding further, the District Collector said it was only the beginning. To save more women from the disease and to spread awareness about breast cancer, the Collector said many such camps would be organised in the future. He hoped that the women from the surrounding village of Monopad will utilise the services at the free camp. "We are expecting at least 200 women in the surrounding village to utilise camp services," said the Collector.
The Collector also informed that the Anganwadi teachers in all the surrounding villages would get trained in carrying out breast cancer tests and they would create awareness about the disease among the women.
Speaking to the District Collector Chinna jeeyar Swami said that a few teachers in Panchavati High School in Mahbubnagar district have been trained in identifying the breast cancer and added that these teachers have carried out diagnostic tests and saved the lives of many by extending proper guidance and healthcare services to them.