Free Cancer Screening held at Holy Redeemer Health Centre, Chümoukedima

BY | Monday, 22 April, 2024

In a significant stride towards proactive healthcare, the Holy Redeemer Health Centre in Chümoukedima hosted a commendable Free Cancer Screening Medical Camp on April 22. The Screening Camp was held at Holy Redeemer Health Centre, Chümoukedima in collaboration with St. John’s Medical Collage Bangalore.

Spearheaded by Dr. Antoly Swu, the Deputy Chief Medical officer Department of Health and Family Welfare, Dimapur, as the Special Guest of the day, the camp marked a pivotal moment in the fight against cancer. Doctors from St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, namely Dr. Shashikala, the head of the department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and Dr. Vishakha, the Senior Resident of OBG Oncology department led the screening efforts ably assisted by Rev. Sr. Dr. Rosemary UFC, Dr. Angeline and other hospital staff.

Their dedication and proficiency ensured thorough examinations for all attendees, emphasizing the crucial role of early detection in battling this disease, informed a press release. The inaugural function witnessed a gathering of esteemed personalities, underlining the collective commitment to community health. Most Rev. Dr. James Thoppil, the Bishop of Kohima, Rev. Fr. John Thekkekkara, Deputy Director of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore and Razouvotuo Chatsu, President of the Angami Public Organization (APO) graced the occasion with their presence, underscoring the collaborative spirit driving such initiatives.

Earlier in the programme, Rev. Fr. Chacko Karinthayil,  the secretary, Health Commission, Diocese of Kohima welcomed the participants of the program, Rev. Sr. Christy Maria, the Administrator of Holy Redeemer Health Centre read a Scripture passage and Rev. Fr. Anthony Dukru, the Principal of St. Joseph Parish, ChÜmoukedima invoked God’s blessing while Rev. Fr. Sajan Joseph, the Director of Development Association of Nagaland (DAN) said the final prayer.

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The collaborative effort between healthcare professionals, community leaders and volunteers highlighted the power of unity in addressing pressing health concerns. Such endeavours not only raise awareness to those in need but also aids in fostering a healthier and more resilient community. “The success of this medical camp serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration, motivating further initiatives aimed at enhancing community health and well-being. It is a testament to what can be achieved when communities come together with a shared vision and purpose,” added the press release.

Nagaland is one of the leading cancer prevalent states in the country but owing to poor facilities for its management, many patients are compelled to move out of the state in search of treatment causing huge financial burden, emotional and psychological strain causing disruption in family and social relationships. In the ongoing battle against cancer and other health challenges, initiatives like these illuminate the path forward, offering hope and support to individuals and families facing daunting health issues.


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