Nabha Power sensitise people against cancer; organises Cancer Check-up Camp
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in
In an attempt to sensitise people and to promote early detection and prevention of cancer, Nabha Power Limited, which operates the 2×700 MW Supercritical Thermal Power Plant at Rajpura, organised a cancer check-up camp at Basantpura village in Rajpura sub-division of Patiala district on Friday.
The camp was organised in association with Jalandhar based World Cancer Care Charitable Trust during which free cancer screening and medical consultation was provided to more than 500 people from around 15 villages of Patiala and Fatehgarh Sahib districts.
Interacting with the media persons, Chief Executive of Nabha Power Limited, Athar Shahab, said, “It was an earnest effort of Nabha Power Limited to provide better medical facilities to the people, especially in the rural areas. Our teams work closely with the village panchayats and the local communities to promote quality healthcare in various villages of two districts.”
This camp was held as a part of CSR initiatives being undertaken by Nabha Power Limited for creating awareness and help in the early detection of cancer to improve the chances of a complete cure of the disease.
It was conducted by a team of health experts from Jalandhar, who examined the people and conducted various tests including mammography, pap smear, PSA test for prostate cancer, screening for oral cancer, bone density and blood test to diagnose various cancers. General tests like ECG, hba1c for sugar, blood pressure and complete blood test were also conducted during the camp. Free medical counselling was also provided to the people at the camp.
Shahab said this was the third cancer camp organised by NPL in the rural areas. In the year 2019, the camp was held at Rangian village and last year it was held at Badali Maiki village.
Other than this, NPL constructed the panchayat building and also started a skill development centre in Basantpura village from where several candidates have received training and are now earning a respectable income. NPL also built concrete roads in the village, an interlock pathway connecting the senior secondary school with the primary school of the village was also laid. NPL also constructed a cycle stand for students, provided furniture for the school along with books for the school library.