Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat has said that a target has been set to organize one thousand camps / meetings to increase public awareness about cancer. The camps have started being organized since January 2020 and till date about 25 camps / meetings have been organized in various districts including Bhopal. The camps also include those organized under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme. He said that in this campaign camps / awareness meetings will be organized in each ward of the city so that maximum number of people can take advantage of it.
CEO of Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital Smt. Divya Parashar said that cancer is fast becoming an epidemic. The main reasons for this are the polluted environment, changes in lifestyle, side effects due to consumption of tobacco and related products and the psychology of ignorance and fear about this disease. In such a situation, public awareness is needed for its prevention.