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Malaria cases reduced by 57.87 percent till March 2018 in state

By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, Apr 25, 2018:

What may be termed as a good, if not best news, for the state of Meghalaya, it was reported that the malaria cases in Meghalaya have shown a decrease by 57.87% till March 2018.

Over 8,500 cancer patients registered in Shillong Civil Hospital in less than a decade

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SHILLONG, April 17, 2018: As many as 8,530 cancer patients were registered in the cancer department of Shillong Civil Hospital alone from 2010 till date while 3,041 patients were treated with radiation therapy from 2012 till March this year.

While 5,291 male patients and 3,047 female patients were registered upto 2017, the number of patients treated with radiation therapy from 2012 till date includes 2,002 males and 1,039 females.

This was disclosed by Meghalaya Health Minister, A L Hek in Assembly on Monday while replying to a discussion brought by Congress MLA from East Shillong, Ampareen Lyngdoh on medical treatment of cancer patients and the need to review governmental financial assistance for patients both from the low income group as well as government employees availing medical assistance.

Hek said that all types of supportive care for cancer patients are being managed at the Shillong Civil Hospital and drugs for supportive care are also being provided free of cost by the government.

He said that the government was seized of all deficiencies in the hospital and would always make all out efforts to take remedial steps to improve the services being provided and take into consideration all suggestions from the citizens of all sections of the society.

Hek further informed that the implementation of the Megha Health Insurance Scheme is a boon to the citizens of the state more so for cancer patients.

TNT News with inputs from NELive

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Meghalaya ranks 4th in cancer cases in NE; 8338 patients registered from 2010-17

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, April 16, 2018:

Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek told the Assembly today that the total number of 8338 cancer patients were registered in the Cancer Department of Shillong Civil Hospital between 2010 to 2017 even as he informed that upto March this year, 192 cancer patients have been registered.

NEIGRIHMS beats renowned hospitals like AIIMS to bag Kayakalp award

Shillong News Desk | Shillong, April 16, 2018:

The North East Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Science (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong was awarded the Kayakalp award by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India for the year 2017-2018.

Autism: Are people still hesitant to speak about the problem?

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, April 02, 2018:

Meghalaya still lacks in terms of counsellors and trained professionals who would cater to the children suffering from autism spectrum disorder.

Health | Night shifts may up risk of common cancers in women

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HEALTH | January 8, 2018

If you are a woman and have been assigned night shifts at workplace for long, be a little concerned about your health. According to new research, continous shifts at irregular hours may increase the risk of common cancers among women.

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