Patna: Paras HMRI Hospital Patna and Cancer Awareness Society together associated with each other to create awareness about Tobacco and its harmful effects. On this occasion eminent surgeon and national vice president of Cancer Awareness Society
Dr A A Hai said that World Anti-Tobacco Day is observed in 100 countries across the globe. The use of tobacco can adversely affect the users anywhere from head to toe. Moreover unborn children in the women’s womb could be adversely affected so there is greater need to launch social campaigns against tobacco usage.
National President of Cancer Awareness Society, Mr T P Sinha, appealed to the Asha workers and NCC cadets to spread the awareness in lanes and the by lanes of the villages. Apart from cancer several other diseases are caused by tobacco so a sustained movement is necessary against it. He said earlier 53% people in Bihar used khaini but now it has dropped to 29% due to similar awareness drives and public sensitization.
On this occasion Senior Cancer Specialist of Paras HMRI Hospital Patna and Secretary of Cancer Awareness Society Dr. Shekhar Kumar Kesri said the Asha workers and NCC apart from working in rural areas should also operate in urban areas with a forceful campaign. He also replied to the queries made by Asha workers and NCC cadets on breast cancer and uterus cancer. The women should avoid use of any kind of tobacco and go for regular mammography after 35.
Gastro Surgeon and Head of Gastro Surgery at Paras HMRI Hospital Patna – Director Dr. C Khandelwal, Dr. V P Singh (Sr Cancer Surgeon) and Dr. Neelam Sinha (Leading Gynecologist) also addressed the participants.