SHILLONG, APR 23 : The week long NEC – Pink Chain Cancer Campaign, 2016- kick-started on Saturday at the NEC auditorium in NEC secretariat. The campaign starting from 23rd to 29th April, aims at spreading awareness on cancer disease.
Speaking at the inaugural as chief guest, Union Minister of DoNER, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the campaign will not only be confined to Meghalaya but will spread across the other NE states and the country as a whole and that the campaign can be termed successful once cancer disease declines.
The union minister also said that public awareness programme needs to be optimum and positive so that quality of life can become better.
Earlier, Meghalaya Health & Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek in his speech informed about promoting preventive measures against cancer and hoped that the mission will cater to the need of the people not only in the cities but also to the far flung areas of the State.
The inaugural session was followed by a series of panel discussions on the topics, “Significance of technology (IT, Radiation) and media in revolutionizing cancer care and practice of alternative medicine in cancer care: North East Perspective”, “Challenges in cancer prevention and early detection in North Eastern states and how different it is from rest of India” and “What can be done to improve affordable cancer care for people of North East?”.
Later, a play on Cancer ‘CAN SURVIVE’ was also staged by the alumni of National School of Drama, New Delhi.-By Our Reporter