National Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh signs an MoU with CanKids.

Lucknow: Now children suffering from cancer in Uttar Pradesh will not have to worry about treatment. From training doctors to identify cancer in children, the CanKids organization will help in hospitals for testing, medicines and treatment.

In the presence of Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, Mission Director, National Health Mission Aparna Upadhyay and Dr. Poonam Bagai, Chairperson, CanKids, signed the MoU. Arrangements will be made for identification, test and treatment of cancer in children with the help of CanKids organization.

In his address on this occasion, the Chief Secretary said that every year in Uttar Pradesh, about 14,800 children below the age of 19 years suffer from cancer, which is 20 percent of the cancer-afflicted children of the whole country and about 100,000 of the cancer-affected children of the whole world. 4 percent.

He said that the aim of the government is to ensure that incurable diseases like cancer in children are diagnosed at an early stage and the affected children and their families get the best of care. With proper knowledge and right guidance, the beneficiaries know where to go for cancer treatment of children, this will help in survival and growth of children through timely diagnosis, treatment and continuous care.

He expressed hope that CANKIDS would do fruitful work in the treatment of children suffering from cancer in the state by coordinating with all the concerned stakeholders, including government departments, hospital management, health professionals, other non-profit organizations and parents, and make the country’s Amrit Kaal. It will play an important role in realizing the dream of a healthy India of Hon’ble Prime Minister.

The Chief Secretary praised the organization and said that in future, cancer survivor children should be encouraged by addressing them as cancer winners, so that with rich energy they can conquer incurable diseases like cancer and inspire other victims to defeat cancer.

Principal Secretary Medical Health and Family Welfare Partha Sarathi Sen Sharma said that the CanKids organization will map the government and private hospitals with cancer screening and treatment facilities in the state to the district hospitals, so that the child with symptoms of cancer from the district hospital can be taken to the right center. can be referred. Under the MoU, CanKids will work with the state government and all relevant stakeholders. This MoU is fully funded by KenKids organization and there will be no financial burden on NHM or State Government.

Mission Director, National Health Mission, Aparna Upadhyay said that training will be given for capacity building of doctors at every level, from mobile health team and other field staff working under the National Child Health Program to identify cancer in children. Screening of children in PHC, CHC, district hospital etc. and arrangements for diagnosis and treatment will be made at Medical College and Tertiary Care Center. This will reduce the financial and mental burden on the family of a child suffering from cancer.

Poonam Bagai, founder of CanKids, said that our aim is to provide easy access to early detection and treatment of cancer (pediatric cancer) in children. For this, the organization will help in the treatment of the child suffering from cancer at every level. Ayushman Yojana, R.B.S.K. Treatment will be arranged through government schemes like programme. If there is no arrangement in government hospitals and schemes for examination, medicines and treatment of a child, then the organization will make arrangements from its own resources. Hospitals do not have facilities for pediatric cancer, their gap analysis is done by NHM. A report will be sent to , so that the deficiency can be removed.

CanKids co-founder Sonal Sharma said that CanKids is working closely with King George’s Medical University, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Ram Manohar Lohia Institute in Lucknow as part of the ‘You Are Not Alone’ program, as well as leading cancer institutes Like- Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi and Homi Baba, PGICH in Noida. Super Specialty, K.N.M.H. at Allahabad, AIIMS at Gorakhpur and B.R.D. Medical College, I.A.P. UP and I.A.P. Committed to ensuring the best possible treatment under the guidance of PHOs and other medical experts.

General Manager National Child Health Program Dr. Manoj Kumar Shukla expressed hope that the MoU signed with CanKids organization would yield very positive results and the financial and mental impact on children suffering from cancer and their families would be reduced.

On this occasion, Director General Medical Education Kinjal Singh, Director General Medical and Health Services Dr. Renu Verma, Director SGPGI Dr. RK Dhiman, Director RMLIMS Dr. Sonia Nityananda and team members of CanKids, some cancer survivors and other dignitaries were present.

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