Mobile cancer screening centre inaugurated

This centre was claimed to be the first of its kind in the country.

Jamshedpur: Jharkhand Food, Public Distribution and Consumer Affair Minister, Saryu Roy on Monday inaugurated a mobile cancer screening centre and a two-day cancer detection camp here.

Equipped with modern equipment, the mobile cancer screening centre was claimed to be the first of its kind in the country to detect cancer.

Appreciating the All India Marwari Yuva Manch for the initiative, Mr Roy expressed hope that the mobile cancer screening centre would help to reach out to people in remote areas and detect the disease in time.

S R Rungta Group of the company donated the mobile cancer screening van with facility to conduct ten types of test related to the disease, which cost over Rs. 2.5 crore.

The two-day camp was first of its kind in mineral-rich Kolhan region comprising East and West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharswan district of Jharkhand, said Vineet Agarwal, an Executive Committee member of the Manch's Jamshedpur chapter.

He said altogether ten tests related to cancer including breast cancer (Mammography), oral cancer, lungs cancer will be conducted in the mobile van.

Barring couple of test, the test report of other tests would be given within couple of hours after the test was conducted, he said

About 300 persons have already registered to participate in the camp so far.

( Source : PTI )
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