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Cancer detection drive in Meghalaya

By Spl correspondent

NEW DELHI, July 13 � In an ambitious initiative, the entire population of Meghalaya is proposed to be covered under cancer awareness and detection drive through a fully equipped mobile cancer detection unit by March 2013.

The U K-based M KC Roko Cancer Trust is conducting the programme in partnership with the Meghalaya Government, said Dr Puneet Gupta, who is a senior medical advisor and Cancer Super Specialist, Apollo Cancer Institute, in New Delhi.

Meghalaya will be the first Indian State to launch a cancer screening campaign for the entire State. An estimated one lakh people will be provided free awareness about cancer and free detection camps would be organised at remote villages to initiate a drive to fight breast, cervix and oral cancer in all the seven districts of the State by December next.

He said that campaign has been launched through fully equipped Mobile Cancer Detection Unit, which is provided by �Roko Cancer� to reach every doorstep in the State.

MKC Roko Cancer Trust provided the two state-of-the-art mobile cancer detection units worth Rs 2 crore to the State Government. The mobile cancer detection unit stationed at Shillong and Tura would travel to various places.

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Cancer detection drive in Meghalaya

NEW DELHI, July 13 � In an ambitious initiative, the entire population of Meghalaya is proposed to be covered under cancer awareness and detection drive through a fully equipped mobile cancer detection unit by March 2013.

The U K-based M KC Roko Cancer Trust is conducting the programme in partnership with the Meghalaya Government, said Dr Puneet Gupta, who is a senior medical advisor and Cancer Super Specialist, Apollo Cancer Institute, in New Delhi.

Meghalaya will be the first Indian State to launch a cancer screening campaign for the entire State. An estimated one lakh people will be provided free awareness about cancer and free detection camps would be organised at remote villages to initiate a drive to fight breast, cervix and oral cancer in all the seven districts of the State by December next.

He said that campaign has been launched through fully equipped Mobile Cancer Detection Unit, which is provided by �Roko Cancer� to reach every doorstep in the State.

MKC Roko Cancer Trust provided the two state-of-the-art mobile cancer detection units worth Rs 2 crore to the State Government. The mobile cancer detection unit stationed at Shillong and Tura would travel to various places.