Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cancer-detection centre in every district

Thiruvananthapuram: The Health Department, in cooperation with public and private cancer-care centres and the medical colleges, is drawing up a major project to take cancer-control activities to the grassroots level by opening early cancer-detection centres in at least one hospital in every district.

At these centres, the services of oncologists will be available at least once a week in the initial phase. The centres will coordinate with cancer hospitals and also function as a follow-up treatment centre for cancer patients.

State- and district-level committees will be set up, with representatives of Health Services hospitals, senior health officials and doctors from public and private cancer hospitals to draw up the project.

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