DIMAPUR, Nov 26 - At the initiative of Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, a 54-member medical team is in Nagaland to conduct free medical camps in different districts of the State. The team comprises 36 doctors from various departments and other paramedical technicians drawn from various parts of the country.
The three-day free medical camp for Dimapur district got underway at Dimapur district hospital on Saturday. On the first day around 115 patients availed free check up, test and consultation. Besides cardiology and medicine, the camp is concentrating on early detection of cancer.
Executive Director, Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA ) Dr Neeta More, who is also the team leader for Dimapur district, informed that test including Papsmear, human Papilloma virus will be done for early detection of cervical cancer. She also said test for ruling out prostate cancer will be done in the camp.
The programme has been sponsored by Universal Comfort Products Limited. Local doctors and nurses are helping the visiting doctors. The medical camp will resume at 9.30 am on November 28.