Speakers term early screening mandatory to combat cervical cancer


The Department of Gynecology, Saidu Group of Medical Teaching Hospitals on Tuesday organised a symposium on ‘Early Screening of Cervical Cancer’ at Saidu Medical College Swat.
The aim of the symposium was to raise awareness among women about screening for the disease while reviewing the complications caused by cervical cancer.
A large number of experts and doctors from different fields of teaching and treatment participated in the symposium.
Commissioner Malakand Division Saqib Raza Aslam participated as the chief guest in the symposium.
Addressing the symposium, Commissioner Malakand Division appreciated the efforts of the Saidu Group of Hospitals and said that whether it was a general situation or an epidemic situation like Coronavirus, the doctors and other staff of the Saidu Group of Hospitals have played an excellent role by being in the front line.
He said that the Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals in a short span of time has introduced quality healthcare services and modern medical facilities which have made diagnosis and treatment of complex diseases like cervical cancer possible in Swat.
Chief Executive Officer Saidu Group of Teaching Hospitals Prof Dr Israrul Haque, Prof Dr Surya Halimi, Dr Sana Tanveer Khattak and others addressed the symposium and shed light on cervical cancer diagnosis and other aspects.
The participants of the symposium called cervical cancer a challenge for women and emphasized the need for its timely screening.
They said that there is a lack of awareness among women for timely diagnosis for which measures are needed.
On this occasion, Dr Israrul Haque said that the hospital will provide cervical cancer screening facility to the women who come to its OPD.
At the end of the symposium, Commissioner Malakand Division Saqib Raza Aslam distributed certificates to the participants, while hospital management presented shields to the Commissioner.
It is pertinent to mention here that January is cervical cancer’s awareness month.