Imphal: Mass awareness and preventive measures need to be taken up in order to control the case of Cervical Cancer particularly in the north eastern states, said Manipur health minister Dr Sapam Ranjan Singh Ranjan during a webinar on Sensitization and Awareness programme For Paramedics, An Initiative for Cervical Cancer Free NER, on Friday.
The webinar was organised by The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). The forum discussed the prevailing situation of Cervical Cancer in the north eastern states in particular.
“Since the topographical feature of this region do not provide easy accessibility to the hilly terrains, we need more manpower and proper training for the purpose. We have been using Tele Medicines as an alternative to these areas. Such virtual platform will really help to achieve the objective,” the health minister said.
The webinar was graced by Ranjan and Dr. Eric Zamawia, SMD, National Health Mission, Mizoram as chief guest and guest of honour respectively. Experienced medical specialists and Gynaecologists of the country joined the webinar and shared their knowledge and experiences on the topic.
North Eastern states records the highest cases of cervical cancer in the country according to the national survey, says a DIPR report.
The minister maintained that the government has launched health care schemes like Chief Minister’s Health For All, CMHT etc. It is a good initiative of the state government in health sector. He also extended his appreciation to FOGSI for organising such programme.