Women with visual impairments to do breast cancer screenings

Six professionally educated blind women will do manual breast checks to detect anomalies in the hopes of detecting breast cancer early and providing work possibilities for the visually impaired.

Under the combined auspices of the Gurugram Health Department and Medanta Hospital, these ladies will conduct examinations at three municipal health centers as part of Project “Savera,” which Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will launch on Sunday.

According to a senior health department official, these blind ladies would also report and identify minor lumps as small as 0.5 cm at the Wazirabad Health Centre, the Civil Hospital, the polyclinic in Sector 10, and Sector 31. Beginning on March 1, women may use this service for free during certain health centers’ outpatient department (OPD) hours.

Using manual inspections, these six vision-challenged ladies can help diagnose breast cancer, according to civil surgeon and CMO of Gurugram Dr. Virender Yadav.

Timely treatment of breast cancer depends on early diagnosis. The goal of launching this service is to make early detection easier. The ladies will use computers to produce reports. In the event that a breast lump is found, other examinations, including mammography, will be carried out, and treatment will start as soon as the finding is verified.

According to the CMO, Medanta and the Savera project have a one-year Memorandum of Understanding in place. Every day, a lady may examine seven to eight patients, and each examination takes thirty to forty minutes on average. For women in the district who are over 30, screenings will be free.

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