Cancer testing hit due to Covid, now picking up again: Govt
New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Health Bharti Pawar said in the Lok Sabha on Friday that cancer screening and treatment in the country was affected due to Covid and has picked up again after the pandemic. Responding to supplementary questions by Trinamool Congress’s Kalyan Banerjee during Question Hour in the Lok Sabha, the minister said the government is focusing on cancer screening and its early detection.
They said,Cancer screening and treatment affected due to Covid. Screening has increased after Kovid., Pawar said that cancer screening service is being provided through 1.5 lakh Health and Wellbeing Centers (HWCs) across the country. He told that through these centers, the treatment of oral cancer 16 million cases, Eight crore cases of breast cancer and close to uterine cancer 5.53 crore cases have been detected.
Pawar said,rural or urban, There is a need to expand these services. In view of this, we are going to increase our 1.5 lakh HWCs across the country and through this we will provide good screening services., They said,We aim to focus on screening. We are working towards early diagnosis and creating awareness.