DW BUREAU / Chandigarh
The Punjab Government was all set to launch Special programme to curb oral cancer in the state. If oral cancer is diagnosed in its earliest stages, treatment is generally very effective, said Health and Family Welfare Minister, Brahm
Mohindra on the occasion of annual reorientation session-2018 held for Dental Medical Officers here on Thursday.
Addressing the gathering, Mohindra said that the Punjab Government has taken several initiatives to strengthen the health services as well as to eradicate the killer diseases like cancer and TB. He said that early diagnosis of oral cancer patients would decrease mortality rate and help in providing correct treatment. He said that this annual orientation session was a right platform to chalk out road map to curb the oral diseases.
Giving information regarding recruitment of medical officers, the Minister said that about 306 medical officers will join health department within 15 days while 92 Rural Medical Officers will also join the health department. He said that our neighbouring States such as Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana had higher number of dental medical officers proportionate to their population and to fill this gap of vacancies in Punjab, the case regarding the recruitment of dentists at all primary health Centres will be forwarded to the finance department.