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Govt to set up 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Cancer Care Centres I Digital Assocham

Govt to set up 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Cancer Care Centres - Anupriya Patel, MoS, Health and Family Welfare

The government of India plans to set up 20 State Cancer Institutes and 50 Tertiary Cancer Care Centres. This was revealed by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel at ASSOCHAM’s Women’s Health Confluence on Prevention and Cure of Cancers and Thyroid Disorders in New Delhi. The Minister added that the biggest challenge in combating Cancer was early detection and outlined the government’s approach to the problem. Addressing the gathering President of ASSOCHAM – Sandeep Jajodia stated that women’s health should be a priority for India. He observed that many cases simply go undetected due to ignorance about the symptoms. Delivering the theme address, Director, Medical Services, Turacos Healthcare Solutions – Dr. Namrata Singh called for greater stress on prevention of diseases. She also refuted the misconception that rural women are more vul…