LEH, July 21: A five-day training workshop for the early detection and prevention of Cervical cancer and Colposcopy training for doctors concluded on Saturday at SNM Hospital.
The workshop was organized by Dr Naseer and Dr Girija Memorial Foundation in collaboration with SNM Hospital, Leh and with the support of Dr Landol.
Cervical cancer is among the top causes of cancer related deaths amongst women in India. It can be easily detected in the pre-cancerous stage with regular screening. If diagnosed early, it can be treated using colposcopic procedures.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr Motup Dorje, CMO Leh on July 16. Dr T Samphel, Medical Superintendent (MS) and Dr T Wangchuk Katpa, Deputy MS facilitated the programme. The training was delivered by Dr Veena Kaul (Consultant Gynaecologist and Colposcopy trainer from the UK) along with Dr Shameem Mir, a Gynaecologist working in the UAE.
During the workshop, Dr Anjila Shah, Public Health Consultant from the UK and founder of the Foundation, spoke about the HPV vaccination which can prevent cervical cancer. This vaccine, although available in India, is not yet a part of the national immunisation programme.
The Foundation is based on the vision of Dr Naseer and Dr Girija, who always believed that every person deserves quality healthcare regardless of their place of residence or ability to pay.
This training program is the second in the series of such programs organized by the Foundation, following an eye camp conducted at Chandilora, Tangmarg earlier in the year.