An event of Janata Clinic was conducted this morning to support Breast Cancer Awareness. The event was an initiative of Samartha Nepal and coordinated by Rotary Club of Durbarmarg Kathmandu and Rotaract Club of Durbarmarg with support of Presidential Business School, Thapagaon.
Janata Clinic, a health movement initiated by Hon. Minister of Health Mr. Gagan Kumar Thapa and Mr. Dibyesh Giri, has been conducting various camps in and around Kathmandu to ensure accessibility of specialized health services to the general public either free of cost or in an affordable cost. This month being celebrated worldwide as the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Janata Clinic team has conducted this fundraiser event to support around 500 underprivileged women with their Breast cancer and Cervical cancer screening through Mammography and Pap Smear tests respectively.
Hon. Minister of Health Mr. Gagan Kumar Thapa attended the event as the Chief Guest and marked the event by releasing pink balloons into the sky. He emphasized the need to create awareness about breast cancer among the women and also highlighted the importance of making screening facilities accessible to the public through each and every health institution including primary and secondary healthcare facilities. Many renowned faces of the medical sector including Dr. Bhupendra Basnet, Director of Bir Hospital and oncologist Rtn. Dr. Rajendra Prasad Baral were also seen in the event. Dr. Baral also shared his views on the role of individual, medical personnel and government in the context of breast cancer. Among the special invitees were the District Governor of Rotary District 3292, Nepal Rtn. Jaya Rajya Laxmi Shah who appreciated the support of Rotary members in this cause.