Imphal: Strengthening its relationship with the people of Manipur, Karkinos Manipur Cancer Institute and Research Centre and Panthoibi Youth Club organised a one-day Cancer Awareness and Screening Program (Cancer Early Detection Program) at Keirao Bitra Village in Imphal East on Saturday.
Lourembam Rameshwor Meetei, MLA of Keirao Assembly Constituency; Salam Kunjakishwor, Joint Secretary, Revenue & Arts and Culture, Government of Manipur and Salam Modhumangol, President, Panthoibi Youth Club, Keirao Bitra Lairembi Leikai attended the health camp. The program was arranged with the support of Kungjakishore and his wife Sangeeta Nongthombam residents of the village.
Speaking at the event, MLA Rameshwor Meetei encouraged the people to eat healthy food and natural organic products and avoid fertilizers and pesticides etc. He also asked the people to get health check-up regularly.
During the health camp, the MLA got his Cancer Risk Assessment (CRA) and blood test done. Rameshwor Meetei also invited Karkinos Healthcare Manipur to organise a bigger camp of around 1000-2000 people in the near future.
Around 500 people including men and women from Keirao Bitra village attended the camp. The objective of the program was to create awareness about cancer-care, importance of regular health check–up, early detection of cancer and prevention among the people of Keirao Bitra Village.
Karkinos Healthcare Manipur’s highly experienced medical team including Dr. S. Opendro Singh, HOD Surgical Oncology; Dr. K. Rajo Singh, HOD Department of Anaesthesiology; Dr. Thangjam Nirpendra, Consultant, Radiation Therapy, as well as Dr. Arpana Okram, Dr. Vivek, Dr. Nandan, Dr. Gunajit, Dr. Khurshid and Dr. Aparna Ghosh, Unit Head; Homen Chongtham, Marketing Head; and W. Imo Singh, Operations Manager, along with RMOs, Nurses, Dieticians and Lab Technicians, comprising a team of over 30 staff were present at the program.
The program included General Health Check up, Oral Examination, Clinical Breast Examination, Cervical Screening (HPV) and Risk Assessment (CRA) along with an awareness session.
Several people were also enrolled for ABHA (Ayushman Bharat Health Account) Cards at the program. Many women also registered for HPV Test and HPV vaccination.