Awareness on cancer emphasised

282 persons examined at the free check up camp held in Mulbagal

He was speaking after inaugurating a free cancer detection camp organised in the taluk, under the joint aegis of Rashmi Charitable Trust, Patanjali Yoga Shikshana Samiti, Kannada Sene, Talayalur Gram Panchayat Milk Producers Cooperative and Primary Health Centre, on Sunday.

Emphasising on spreading knowledge about cancer in villagers, Ramesh said that rural populace usually approach the doctor only in the advanced stages of the disease. He said that precious lives were being lost, owing to lack of information on cancer, particulalry in rural parts. and opined that free camps should be conducted frequently for public benefit.

Lauding the organisers for conducting the camp he said that villagers, poor and middle class people stand to gain from such camps. He called upon people to take advantage of camps by taking part in large numbers.

A team of doctors from Devaraj Urs Medical College examined 282 people. A total of 19 cancer instances including one case of breast cancer were detected and recommended for free treatment at Devaraj urs Medical College Hospital.

Rashmi Charitable Trust president Dr Manjula, President of the Gram Panchayat, Shankaramma Guruswamy, members of Milk Producers Cooperative Society  and others were present on the occasion.

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