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*Chandigarh, March 1:-* Keeping in view the health and well-being of its employees, the Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organized a Cancer Screening Camp in collaboration with the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Mullanpur, here today at Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Bhawan, Sector 38-C, Chandigarh.

The Municipal Corporation takes a proactive step towards promoting employee health and well-being by organizing a

Sh. Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Punjab and Administrator, UT Chandigarh inaugurated the camp in the presence of City Mayor Sh. Kuldeep Kumar, Adviser to Administrator Sh. Rajeev Verma, IAS, Secretary Local Government Sh. Nitin Kumar Yadav, IAS, and Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, Ms. Purva Garg, IAS, Secretary, Education, Padamshri Dr. Rajendra Badwe, former Director, Tata Memorial centre, Mumbai, Dr. Ashish Gulia, Director, Homi Bhabha cancer hospital and research centre, Punjab, Sh. Yogesh Dhingra, councilor and other councilors, senior officers of the civic body and employees of MCC.

The Governor commended the effort of MC Chandigarh for organizing an awareness and screening camp for its employees and families. He said that I got to know that the hospital has not only screening the employees of Municipal Corporation but also screening the employees of Chandigarh Administration.

He said that MC Chandigarh is doing highly appreciable work towards well-being of its employees. He said that the objective of the Cancer Screening Camp is to determine the screening of preventable cancers, including oral, breast, and cervix cancer, as well as Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and respiratory diseases among employees.

The Governor further said that in the modern era, chronic diseases, particularly NCDs, pose significant global health challenges. The epidemic of NCDs has severe health consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Preventing and controlling these diseases are crucial development imperatives for the 21st century.

City Mayor Sh. Kuldeep Kumar said that the camp aims to identify risk factors and devise strategies to bring about a healthy change in lifestyle. During the camp, male employees will undergo screenings such as height/weight measurement, BMI calculation, blood pressure measurement, oral cavity screening, and random blood sugar (RBS) testing using a glucometer. Female employees will also receive breast and cervix cancer screenings in addition to the aforementioned tests.

He said that an awareness session on screening and early diagnosis of common cancers has been conducted for all the employees. The session aimd to increase awareness of risk factors, methods of early detection, and cancer prevention etc. Participants who were diagnosed with precancerous or cancerous conditions will be referred to the Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre for further diagnostic evaluation and treatment.

Municipal Commissioner Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, said that the Corporation is committed to the well-being of its employees and families. With this screening health camp, MC Chandigarh aims to foster a culture of healthy living and health promotion within the larger society.

She further said that the objectives of the Cancer Screening Camp are early detection, preventive education, disease-specific awareness, promotion of healthy behaviors, screening for high-risk groups, and health promotion. MC Chandigarh is dedicated to creating a culture of health and well-being within the community, encouraging individuals to take an active role in managing their health, she added.

The Cancer Screening Camp accommodated a team of healthcare professionals to conduct screenings for approximately 200 individuals per camp. Additionally, a comprehensive health education program has been provided, focusing on the hazards of tobacco, prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases, and awareness about cancers of the oral cavity, cervix, breast, and prostate for all MCC employees and family members.

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