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Indian origin doc suggests Pb govt genome therapy for cancer

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

An Indian origin doctor has suggested the a new genome therapy for treatment of patients in the state.

The suggestion was made by Manoj K Bhasin, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Medical School in the US, at a meeting with Chief Minister here, an official release said.

Bhasin said the new therapy was based on sampling of genome taken from patients and then characterise, store and sequence it to ascertain the nature and type of

The therapy could eventually prove to be quite effective in cancer treatment, he said.

Bhaisn also proposed collaboration between Medical School and the upcoming Tata Medical Centre at Medi City in Mullanpur, near New Chandigarh, for implementation of the genome therapy.

The Chief Minister assured him of all support by his to take the venture forward and directed the chief secretary to convene a meeting with Bhasin to chalk out a comprehensive plan for its implementation.

Singh also asked the chief secretary to involve the state Medical Colleges at Patiala, Faridkot and Amritsar, besides the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital at Sangrur and the Advanced Cancer Centre at Bathinda, for genome sampling.

Singh told the chief secretary the departments of Health and Medical Education, and Health & Family Welfare should be involved in the programme to combat cancer, which was wreaking havoc on the lives of people in Punjab, especially in the southern parts of the state.

The chief minister also gave in principle nod to Bhasin's proposal of initiating a meditation and yoga programme for the drug addicts as a pilot project, an official spokesperson said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 22:32 IST