By Staff Reporter
NAHARLAGUN | Apr 24 | Health & Family Welfare Minister Jomde Kena advocated affordable treatment for all today while dressing an wareness programme on cancer screening at Hotel Tosum here, organised by Friends of Tribal Society (FTS), Marwari Yuva Manch (MYM), Atu Hillang Charitable Society (AHCS), Kombo Youth Capital Complex (KYCC) today.
Appreciating the NGOs’ yeoman’s service to the society, Kena committed “we shall work together to make affordable treatment available to one and all either by the GoAP or by NGO” while Pema Khandu-led Govt has attached zero tolerance to health and education sectors.
Terming it a humanitarian service, he exhorted the requested the NGOs to spread to other parts of state and assured all Govt support and took note that the camp today benefitted 100 those came forward.
R D & Panchayat Minister Alo Libang, in his address, appreciated the collaborative efforts involving the MYM to offer cancer screening through a mobile vehicle. He hoped that the endeavours would benefit the needy patients in future course of treatment.’
Pointing out that cancer is preventable, he preventives measures and proper medication for speedy recovery.
The MYM has been extending such service since long with commitment, provincial president Ritesh Khater said, adding the screening mobile vehicle worth more than three crore is sponsored by S R Rungta Group, Chaibasa, Jharkhand. The MYM has been providing health services in NE region covering cancer awareness and extending financial help to the patients too.
The vehicle is fitted with X- ray machine, technically viable laboratory, mammography and cabin for treatment and examination. All five types of cancer test are available and the supportive doctors available can guide the patient in awarding about dos and donts from cancer. So far seven hundred people have been tested within short span of one month.
Senior gynaecologist of Pasighat-based Bakin Pertin General Hospital Dr. D Perme, FTS vice president Gyamar Rai, secretary Tadar Gagung, among others, also spoke.
FTS president Audil Toko, Niba Hospital proprietor Dr Nirmali Taba, MYM PRO Mahavir Chandak, BJP party leaders, RSS functionaries and local people were also preset.