Medical facilities: Breast Cancer Clinic to start functioning by end of month

Modern machinery and other equipment are being installed at the clinic


Our Correspondent January 06, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

FAISALABAD: Completed at the cost of Rs70 million, an independent Breast Cancer Clinic at the Allied Hospital will be operational by end of month.

This was informed by the Allied Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr Rashid Maqbool on Friday.

Modern machinery, pathology laboratory, automatic mammography, XRY machine and other equipment are being installed at the clinic, he said while talking to the media. He added the arrangements to appoint  surgeons, female medical officers and paramedical have also been made.

“All diagnostic and treatment facilities would be provided to the breast cancer patients at the clinic,” he said. Cancer is on the rise in and around Faisalabad because of chemical waste of dyeing and processing mills, adulterated food, use of tobacco and environmental pollution.

Over 31,000 patients with cancer visited out-patient department of the Allied Hospital during the last five years.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2017.

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