The government of India has decided to conduct awareness
campaigns in schools to sensitize students about cancer at an early age.
"The 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.
Referring 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.
He also said the government is working on 58 medical colleges which are being upgraded and trying to provide them cancer treatment facility.