Cancer patients of gas tragedy need not wander around

MoS Mr. Sarang issues directives to organise diagnose camps 

Bhopal, August 13, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan):  Minister of State for Gas Relief and Rehabilitation (Independent Charge) Mr. Vishwas Sarang said that camps to diagnose cancer should be organized regularly in gas relief hospitals for gas victims. Immediate treatment should be given to the patient in case of cancer after getting it confirmed from the referral hospital. Referral hospital should be told to give treatment providing an estimate. Beside this, such patients who visit hospital OPD and the doctors treat them as suspected cancer patients should also be sent for diagnose to the referral hospital. Patients should not wander around. Mr. Sarang was reviewing the departmental cancer treatment arrangement at Kamla Nehru Hospital today.  Mr. Sarang mentioned that gas victims should not wander around for the treatment. Department should make such an arrangement that it should be determined by diagnosing the suspected patients that he/she is suffering from cancer or not and if he/she is suffering from cancer then immediate treatment should be begun.Patients which come after the cancer diagnosis should be given treatment immediately obtaining the estimate from referral hospital and patients who comes without diagnosis and if they are suspected should be diagnosed in referral hospital. In the initial phase, cancer diagnosis camp should be organized in 3 gas relief hospitals once a week and the camps should be organized regularly. Moreover, Mr. Sarang said that arrangement as regard to sanction of the estimate should be made by the gas relief department that treatment permission should be issued by considering estimate as final after getting approval from the screening committee.

Director BMHRC informed on the news published in the news paper regarding stopping chemotherapy of patient Mrs. Salma Bi in BMHRC that she had visited the hospital a week ago. She is not diagnosed with cancer yet, the diagnosis is under process. In this situation there is no need for chemotherapy, hence question does not arises for chemotherapy. CMHO of gas relief hospital has not been contacted by Mrs. Salma Bi. Mr. Sarang told the doctors of BMHRC to provide immediate treatment to the patients visiting hospital.

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