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Need society's support to make Gujarat tobacco-free: Rupani

Press Trust of India  |  Rajkot 

today sought the support of society to make tobacco-free and said his government was committed to eradicating from the state.

He said that there was need to create awareness among those in the younger generation who are addicted to tobacco.

"It is the demand of the times that we should make our society tobacco-free. We are committed to eradicating from Gujarat," said today.

He said that the was planning to have more super speciality hospitals so that people living in remote areas could also get quality medical treatment.

He was speaking after inaugurating a awareness camp organised here by the Shri Pujit Memorial Trust, a welfare organisation formed in the name of the chief minister's late son. The CM is the of the trust.

The trust has decided to organise cancer awareness camps here in partnership with the of (Midtown) and the Ahmedabad-based

According to the organisers, leading oncologists from would check 100 patients free of cost during each of these camps.

Rupani, during his visit to the city, also laid the foundation stones for a and a science museum.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 21:40 IST