Pampore: December 05: A mega camp for screening of breast cancer was organised at Sub district hospital in Saffron town Pampore area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.
The mega health camp for screening of breast cancer was organized by SDH Pampore in collaboration with Adison Equient company and was sponsored by Viggo Medical devices company.
A team of specialist doctors screened scores of residents using modern diagnostic tools free of cost.
The camp was inaugurated jointly by Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Raghav Langer and Director Finance health and medical education, Mohammad Rafiq inprmses of the sub district hospital Pampore.
“More than a 100 women were examined in the camp,” Dr Mohammad Ashraf Registered Medical Officer (RMO) SDH Pampore told Kashmir Reader adding that around 120 blood samples were collected for various examinations free of cost.
He added that 6 women were found to be suspects for the disease and were advised to undergo further evaluation.
Block Medical Officer, SDH Pampore, Dr. Gulzar Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that a suspect doesn’t mean a confirmed case but a person who needs further evaluation.
“If the disease is detected at an early stage it is easy to treat,” he said, adding that the aim of the camp was to identify the suspects using radiation free technology.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Raghav Langer told that many health workers, ASHA workers and BMO’s of the district were invited to the camp to sensitize them about the prevalence of breast cancer.
“The camp was to create awareness among them so that they would play their role in early detection of this disease,” he said.
He also appreciated Director Finance Mohammad Rafiq, BMO Pampore Dr Gulzar Ahmad and RMO Pampore Dr Mohammad Ashraf during the camp.
The free breast screening camp was organised in collaboration with Adison Equient Company.
Dr Sumrita, a specialist doctor in New Delhi, who screened many women in the camp told Kashmir Reader that breast cancer is a global issue.
“Every year breast cancer is showing a growing trend and in developing countries it is detected late because we have limited facilities for diagnosis.
Survival rate is high when the case is detected early,” she said.
Block Medical Officer Pampore Dr Gulzar Ahmad, Registered Medical officer SDH Pampore Dr Mohammad Ashraf, BMO Rajpora Dr Javaid Butt, BMO Pulwama Dr Irfana Gani, BMO Tral Dr Bashir Ahmad, Tehsildar Pampore, Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din, SDPO Pampore Imtiyaz Ahmad, SHO Pampore Adil Ahmad and other doctors and officials were present on the occassion