In a single year, the Haryana government is shaken by 29k new cancer cases and 16k deaths.

Atal Cancer Care Center in Ambala cantonment approved for state-owned facility . Haryana has pressed for its own recruitment of its own medical staff .

Chandigarh: The recent uproar in cancer cases in Haryana, from 18,000 new cases and around 12,000 deaths between 2016 and 2018, to 29,000 cases and approximately 16,000 suspected deaths in the state during the year 2020 period, has given the state's last wake up call for the establishment of a state-of-the-art Atal Cancer Care Center.The rapid increase of cases was initially limited to the NCR regions of Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonipat, and Rohtak, but it extended to the Ambala, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, and Jind district in the Ghaggar belt.According to sources, this development prompted the Union ministry of health and family welfare to approve the Atal Cancer Care Center in Ambala cantonment.This is the first state-owned cancer rehabilitation facility in Haryana, in particular.

Besides, health authorities have begun complete mapping of cancer patients in the state by using data from organizations such as the National Cancer registry scheme, PGIMS Rohtak, PGIMER Chandigarh, AIIMS New Delhi, and Bhadsa (Jhajjar), as well as other hospitals in the state and the region.According to the National Cancer Registry Program Report, there are predicted 29,000 new cancer cases and 16,000 cancer deaths in Haryana in 2020.Officials said a study is being conducted to support this figure.According to the authorities, the most common cancers reported are of the oral cavity, oesophagus, lung, prostate in the males, and breast cervical and gastrointestinal tract in the females.

On this note, the health authorities also wrote to the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), as well as the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).Haryana has pressed for its own recruitment In a development that seems to be a major success of the health department, at least 90% of the medical staff, including radio therapists, oncology technicians, and physicians, are recruited from the state health department.They were chosen for the PG courses to be offered at various hospitals and medical education centers of the state.They were inducted in June and July.

Since this facility is equipped with the most up-to-date equipment, our medical staff will be guided by the experts of the field from India and abroad, according to ACS (Health) Rajeev Arora.