PESHAWAR – Speaking at a seminar on breast cancer awareness at the Rehman Medical Institute (RMI) on Saturday in Peshawar, Special Secretary for Health Abdullah Kakakhel noted that breast cancer is a serious threat to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa women.
He added that the KP health department is in the process of procuring seven mammography machines at a cost of Rs 1 billion, for the seven divisional headquarters hospitals in the province, while all other districts will soon receive machines. that will help patients in a timely manner. breast cancer diagnosis. Breast cancer treatment is available on the Sehat card, which will benefit the poor in the province, he said.
On this occasion, RMI Consultants, Prof Dr Abdul Wahid, Prof Dr Sher Muhammad, Prof Dr Jameel Ahmed and Dr Mehwish Jabeen spoke at the seminar.
The speakers declared that breast cancer is a threat to the health of women worldwide. Speakers shared that it is estimated that one in eight Pakistani women will contract breast cancer at some point in their lives. The speakers further stated that several studies and reports indicate that Pakistani women are most at risk of breast cancer and it is time to protect them from this disease through regular mammography screening.
At the end of the seminar, keynote guest Abid Kakakhel and RMI CEO Shafiq-ur-Rehman distributed shields to speakers and attendees.
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