Saturday, Feb 24 2018 | Time 23:37 Hrs(IST)
image
image image
  • 3rd T20I: India hands 173-run target to South Africa
  • Milestone: 46,000 women empowered by Brahma Kuamri
  • Islamic State claims responsibility for Yemen attacks-agency
  • Three including Nigerian held with 2 5 kg heroin worth 10 crore in Delhi
  • CMA professionals involved in Cost audit should give early warnings in such PNB scams : ICAI
  • Rahul Mahajan is new Editor-in-Chief of RSTV
  • 3rd T20I: South Africa opts to bowl against India
  • 3rd T20I: South Africa opts to bowl against India
  • Milestone: 64,000 women empowered by Brahma Kuamri
  • Dozens killed or wounded in south Yemen suicide attacks-witnesses
  • Traffic suspended on Srinagar-Jammu highway due to landslides
  • BJP will form Govt in Tripura, Nagaland; hopeful for positive result in Meghalaya: Kiren Rijiju
  • Heavy seepage from right bank canal Bhatsa dam in Thane
  • Mah Govt undertakes Rs 1 36 lakh cr road development programme in cooperation with Centre: Patil
  • China demands US stops unilateral sanctions over North Korea
Other Share

DoNER Minister kickstarts cancer campaign in northeast

Shillong, Apr 23 (UNI) Union Minister, Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh today said that diseases which were not prevalent in the region earlier are now becoming common.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the NEC – “Pink chain cancer campaign, 2016” which kick-started today at the NEC Auditorium, Shillong, Dr. Singh said this was due to change in lifestyles of the people.
“Some of the diseases not prevalent in the northeast like diabetes have gone up. This is due to the changes in lifestyle and reduced level of physical activities,” the DoNER Minister said.
Dr Singh also said the campaign on cancer will not only be confined to Meghalaya but will spread over time across the other northeastern states and the country as a whole and that the campaign can be termed successful once cancer disease has declined.
“Once the campaign is successful a few years from now, people or elected governments from the region will say we need no more such campaigns because we have no more such cases,“ he said.
The Union Minister also said public awareness programmes needs to be optimum and positive and as such quality of life can become better. He also had a word of caution for the people who are initiating the campaign. “We should not create an alarmist situation but should be positive in nature,” Dr Singh said.
He also said in the country, non-communicable diseases are on the rise and urged the citizens to change their orientation towards health care. According to him cancer is on the increase all over the country since life-expectancy have increased. “There are huge cases of prostate cancer because people now live well beyond their prosthetic age unlike in the past,” Dr Singh said.
The DoNER Minister also said there was a breakdown in the rural-urban divide leading to people suffering from lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart attacks are detected even in farmers which never occurred in the past.Dr Singh also informed the gathering that to tackle the incidences of cancer in the region, his Ministry has tied up with Adyar Cancer Institute to give specialise training to doctors working the northeast.
UNI RRK PL RSA SB1642
More News
Muslim voters show neo-confidence, sitting MLA targets Modi

Muslim voters show neo-confidence, sitting MLA targets Modi

04 Dec 2017 | 11:55 AM

Ahmedabad, Dec 4 (UNI) If Gujarat could 'create' Narendra Modi as larger than life politician, the destiny seems to have decided that his native state - considered a political laboratory - would also bring him down
now, says Congress sitting legislator and candidate from Dariapur Gyasuddin Habibuddin Shaikh.

 Sharesee more..
Bengal Govt to digitise Assembly records

Bengal Govt to digitise Assembly records

04 Dec 2017 | 11:50 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has recently
announced that the State Government has decided to digitise the
books and records that are there in the library located inside the
Assembly building.

 Sharesee more..
Three new universities to be set up in Bengal

Three new universities to be set up in Bengal

04 Dec 2017 | 11:45 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) Three Bills have been passed in the West Bengal
Assembly for the creation of three universities – The West Bengal Green
University Bill, The Purba Medinipur University Bill and The Jhargram
University Bill.

 Sharesee more..
KMC to set up its first day-care school for girls

KMC to set up its first day-care school for girls

04 Dec 2017 | 11:41 AM

Kolkata, Dec 4 (UNI) For the first time, Kolkata Municipal Corporation
(KMC) is going to open a day-care school for girls.

 Sharesee more..
BJP fields RSS man, plays caste card to wrest key Congress seat

BJP fields RSS man, plays caste card to wrest key Congress seat

04 Dec 2017 | 11:13 AM

Deesa, Gujarat, Dec 4 (UNI) The Banaskantha district in North Gujarat is hardly a BJP forte. Braving strong 'Narendra Modi' wave the district had returned six Congress MLAs out of 9 in state assembly elections in 2012.

 Sharesee more..
image