16 September 2023 | News
To promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the state health and development agenda
Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka, recently unveiled a comprehensive nine-target strategy as part of the Bengaluru-Declaration of FICCI Cancer Care Task Force. This initiative is dedicated to significantly reducing premature deaths caused by cancer, improving the quality of life as well as elevating cancer survival rates in the State.
The FICCI Cancer Care Task Force requested the Government of Karnataka to provide emphasis on the below key focus areas to improve the status of cancer care in the State-
Earlier, the FICCI-EY Report 2022, developed under FICCI Task Force on Cancer Care Infrastructure highlighted that it is imperative that the country focuses on effective prevention, targeted screening, and large-scale awareness as the primary response to addressing the disease burden by avoiding the unnecessary stigma attached to cancer.