Modern Cancer Hospital to be established in Capital

b-cancerThe Government has decided to establish a modern state-of-art Cancer Hospital soon in the capital. This was announced by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform, Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, while addressing an awareness seminar on Breast Cancer and on the inauguration of the Federal Breast Cancer Screening Center, established at Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.

He said that unfortunately Pakistan is among those countries where breast cancer is spreading rapidly. In this regard, federal government wants to make Islamabad a role model for rest of the country.

The issue of breast cancer is not only related to any individual woman but affects whole family and society, said the Federal Minister, while emphasizing that worldwide breast cancer poses a major health risk for women.
“There is a strong need to organize awareness campaign sessions in the educational institutes on mass level as well as for women residing in rural areas,” said Ahsan Iqbal.

He maintained “Vision 2025 is a framework for future development of the country that provides a road map for developed and progressive Pakistan. Furthermore, it aimed to bring the country on par with rest of the developing world. Along with other challenges, our civil sector is facing health as one of the major concerns. Vision 20125 addresses this very critical challenge and suggests for a comprehensive strategy at all level in the government set up.

Women’s health is a major concern for the present government and utmost efforts are being carried to improve their health conditions for our secure future, he concluded.

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