Darrang Cancer Centre declared 'No Tobacco Health Institution'
Darrang Deputy Commissioner Pranab Kumar Sarmah has declared the Darrang Cancer Centre as a ‘No Tobacco Health Institution’.
MANGALDAI: On the eve of the new year, Darrang Deputy Commissioner Pranab Kumar Sarmah has declared the Darrang Cancer Centre as a 'No Tobacco Health Institution'. He also handed over a certificate to the hospital management in this regard.
Earlier in this connection, Darrang District Health Society and District Tobacco Control Cell in collaboration with the Darrang Cancer Centre authorities organized a public meeting on Friday here at the cancer centre. Addressing the function, Deputy Commissioner Sarmah laid stress on the mass awareness against use of tobacco and thus help the district in curbing the growing incidents of cancer. He also appealed to the participating health workers at the grassroot level health and wellness centres of the district to sensitize people to avail the state of the art service of the hospital close to their house. Dr Harpal Sing Suri, Joint Director of Health Services, Darrang, Dr Nirmal Kumar Beria, Nodal Officer, District Tobacco Control Cell, Darrang, Dr Iftikar Sobhani and Superintendent, Darrang Cancer Centre, Dr Subrata Chand, Programme Head , Assam Cancer Care Foundation also spoke on the risk, screening and managing common incidences of cancer. Nodal Officer Dr Beria stated that in a phased manner efforts will be done to declare all the health institutions of the district as tobacco free institutions. Earlier Mangaldai Civil Hospital was also declared as 'No Tobacco Health Institution'.