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Anurag unveils breast cancer detection device at mobile hospital

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today introduced detection device at a in his parliamentary constituency.

After introducing the device at a function in Bilaspur in on the occasion of Mother's Day, he said it would help early detection of

The Mobile Medical Unit, called Asptal-Sansad Mobile Swasthya Seva, has been operational in district since May 1, 2018 and within a span of first eight days, it attended to 1,607 patients.

"This device will become an added feature of the mobile hospital that at present is conducting close to 40 tests, absolutely free of cost," the parliamentarian from said.

is amongst one of the most in In 2012, an estimated 70,000 women had died of breast cancer, while one estimate puts the occurrence of breast cancer in by 2020 at around 17 lakhs.

"This is indeed an alarming situation and we must do something to curb this menace. Introducing this an effort aimed at this direction, he said, adding that a dedicated team of women health workers would be a part of the mobile hospital.

He said he chose the occasion of to introduce this machine as he thought there could not be a better gift than this to all mothers, sisters and daughters.

This device is also my humble dedication to Shail Bala Sharma, Assistant Town Planner, who was shot dead in Kausali (during an anti-encroachment drive)," he said.

The was killed by a hotelier earlier this month.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 21:15 IST