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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.
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