Dharamshala: Every year, the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration, observes World Cancer Day on 4 February and this year, the Department engaged in several initiatives centred on the issue. The Department places a high value on early detection and prevention, as these strategies have the potential to avert many cancer-related fatalities.
For several years, the Department of Health has been involved in various initiatives aimed at preventing cancer. In a similar drive this year, all hospitals and clinics situated in settlements across India took part in activities appropriate to their location, such as giving free health checks, holding talks about different cancers, teaching women how to do breast self-examination by doctors and nurses, holding quizzes and drawing competitions in schools.
This program was funded by USAID through the Tibet Fund.
-Report filed by Department of Health, CTA