Intl Childhood Cancer Day observed in SMGS Hospital

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 14: Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu in collaboration with CANKIDS-KISSCAN organized a function at Shri Maharaja Gulab Singh (SMGS) Hospital in connection with International Childhood Cancer Day which is celebrated every year on February 15.
Dr Shashi Sudhan Sharma, Principal & Dean, GMC Jammu was the chief guest of the programme. While speaking on the occasion, she highlighted wonderful work done by Department of Pediatrics towards the management of children with cancer. She also encouraged the children with cancer and their parents to continue and complete the treatment.
HoD Pediatrics Professor Dr Ghanshyam Saini while delivering the welcome address apprised the gathering about the work being done in the Pediatric Cancer Unit of the Department. He also emphasized that no child with cancer should be left without treatment.
Further, Consultant In-charge Pediatric Cancer Ward, Professor Dr Sanjeev Kumar Digra delivered a lecture regarding awareness about Pediatric Cancer. He informed that since the establishment of Pediatric Cancer Ward in 2014 more than 150 children underwent treatment in this unit and the survivor rate amongst the children is comparable with any other Government Centre treating childhood cancers in India.
The survivors and the children with cancer under treatment presented cultural programme on the occasion.