A five-day training workshop for the early detection and prevention of Cervical cancer and Colposcopy training for doctors concluded on July 20 at SNM Hospital.
The workshop was organized by Dr. Naseer & Dr. Girija Memorial Foundation in collaboration with SNM Hospital, Leh, and with the support of Padmashree Dr Landol.
Cervical cancer is among the top causes of cancer-related deaths amongst women in India. It can be easily detected in the pre-cancerous stage with regular screening. If diagnosed early, it can be treated using colposcopic procedures.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr Motup Dorje, CMO, Leh on July 16.
Dr. T Samphel, Medical Superintendent, and Dr. T. Wangchuk Katpa, Deputy Medical Superintendent facilitated the programme. The training was delivered by Dr Veena Kaul, consultant Gynecologist and colposcopy trainer from the UK, along with Dr. Shameem Mir, a gynaecologist working in the UAE.
During the workshop, Dr Anjila Shah, Public Health Consultant from the UK and founder of the Foundation spoke about the HPV vaccination which can prevent cervical cancer. This vaccine, although available in India, is not yet a part of the national immunisation programme.
The Foundation is based on the vision of Dr. Naseer and Dr. Girija, who always believed that every person deserves quality healthcare regardless of their place of residence or ability to pay.
This training programme is the second in the series of such programs organised by the Foundation, following an eye camp conducted at Chandilora, Tangmarg earlier in the year.