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Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi dedicates CT scan for cancer care

Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi dedicates CT scan for cancer care

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Nov 2018 3:05 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi dedicated a CT scan machine and a high-dose-rate Radio-Isotope Therapy facility in the Nuclear Medicine Ward at the total cost of Rs.5.70 crore as a part of commemorating one year of taking over of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India at a function held at B Borooah Cancer Institute in Guwahati on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said: “The incidence of cancer is very high in the north-eastern region and there are very limited cancer treatment facilities available in the region. Empowerment of Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) as a centre of excellence through the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai will greatly benefit Assam and other north-eastern States.”

Prof.Mukhi said, “We must not allow the cancer to set in through adopting some healthy lifestyle narratives. Though cancer is not directly linked with lifestyle, the Governor maintained that the probable causative factors which contribute to cancer must be dealt with strongly. The government, along with other stakeholders, must put strong deterrent to check the growth of cancer.” Sharing information that tobacco consumption in Assam witnessed an increase from 39 per cent in 2010 to 48.5 per cent in 2017, Governor Prof. Mukhi said that the rising trend of tobacco consumption is really matter of concern which every stakeholder needs to take the responsibility to reverse the trend. The Governor, however, expressed happiness to learn that Dr B. Borooah Cancer Institute has adopted a holistic approach to cancer treatment by integrating meditation and yoga, psychological counseling, various recreational programme, prayer, music, site seeing etc. as essential components of complete care management.

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