World Cancer Day 2023
During COVID times, our team was facilitating health care service information to larger needy communities of Delhi. We remember that dialysis and cancer patients had major challenges in availing of services.
We, as a team, on the occasion of world cancer day, took the initiative to organize a seminar to disseminate oncology treatment centres in public hospitals within Delhi.
Ms Parveen, the senior nursing officer, explained the comprehensive high-edge modern cancer treatment at AIIMS New Delhi. In the recent past, they also started a cancer prevention department where anyone above 30 years of age and anyone with high risk could book an appointment and get an early check and diagnosis.
Mr Kamalakant Sharma, a nursing officer working at GTB Hospital, Delhi, informed participants about the oncology treatment facilities in various govt hospitals of Delhi. In the recent past, LNJP hospital started a full-fledged Oncology department.
Mr Hamza, General Secretary, DNipCare, narrates his experience serving cancer patients via nurse volunteers at their doorsteps. They provide various services related to cancer treatment and also provide patients and their families with health information.
Ms Geeta Rani, ANM, Delhi, moderated the session and sincerely thanked all participants and speakers.
Mr Santosh Mahindrakar, the research coordinator, IAPH, concluded the session with thanks and the following note: Cancer medical treatment is very costly, and many organizations are facilitating these services at low cost or free. Governments have different health programs through which people can avail of services instead of spending a lot in private hospitals.