The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) inaugurated the two-day 13th Annual Conference of Association of Radiation Oncologists of India – North East Zonal Chapter at Itanagar on 26th October 2018.
In his inaugural address, the Governor, in order to mitigate the cancer challenges emphasised on creating awareness and enforcing measures for early detection of cancer cases. He called upon all the doctors, including oncologists to be “Watch Guards” and look out to locate potential cancer patients.
Sharing the initiative taken by the Indian Army towards health of its officers and men, the Governor underscored the need for for effective policies and cancer preventive strategies. All concerned people, including health officials must put in sincere effort to create awareness towards cancer causing, lifestyle, indulgence and habits, he said.
The Governor stressed on the need for mission type of approach of the medical professionals to help defeat the severity of cancer spread. He said if the doctors get involved and take cancer prevention and cure as epicentre of their profession, things will improve.
After listening to the Cancer specialists about challenges to the cancer treatment in Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor assured that he would take up the matter with the Central Government for the welfare and wellbeing of the people of the State.
Dr. A.C. Kakati, Director, Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, Dr. Moromor Lego, Director, Health Service cum Vice Chairman, State Cancer Society of Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. S. Tsrting, State Nodal Officer, Cancer Control Programme, Arunachal Pradesh, Dr. Vikas Jagtap, Head of Department of Radiation Oncology, North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS), Shillong and Dr. Leena Gupta also spoke in the inaugural session. Large numbers of Oncologists from different parts of the country are participating in the two-day conference.