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Programme for early diagnosis of cancer being done in 150 districts

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A programme for the prevention, control and for like oral, breast and cervical are being implemented in more than 150 districts, the was informed today.

Under the initiative, front-line workers, such as ASHAs and ANMs, are being leveraged to carry out and generate awareness about the risk factors of non-communicable (NCDs) among the masses, of State for Women and Child Development Virendra Kumar said in a written reply.

A programme for prevention, control and for like oral, breast and cervical are being implemented in more than 150 districts, Kumar said.

The said this initiative would not only help in early diagnosis, but also generate awareness on risk factors of the

About 27 erstwhile Regional Centres, which provide comprehensive treatment facilities and carry out and research activities, will also participate in the programme, Kumar said.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has also been signed between Ministry of and Family Welfare and a non-governmental organisation, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust,

Both parties have partnered together in the implementation of the programme, including software deployment, for comprehensive primary that will provide continuum of care, he added.

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

First Published: Thu, July 19 2018. 20:35 IST
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