The government of India has decided to conduct awareness
campaigns in schools to sensitize students about cancer at an early age.
government's strategy is consistent and it is planning to introduce awareness
campaigns at the school level with a motive to sensitize students on the perils
of tobacco consumption at a young age," said Union Health Minister J P Nadda.
to the communicable disease scenario, the minister claimed that the country has
the largest successfully run public health program in the world. "We should
feel the positive aspect of our efforts. Our ministry has been very serious in
overcoming cancer. We are strategizing to detect it at early stage," he said.
statement comes in the wake of recent controversial remark made by BJP MP
Deepak Gandhi. The MP asserted that there was no evidence linking tobacco with
cancer. He also praised the efforts of the
Tata Memorial Center, Mumbai, in developing National Cancer Grid to provide
better facilities to patients and said the government would like to synergize
said the government is working on 58 medical colleges which are being upgraded
and trying to provide them cancer treatment facility.