Cancer – UNITED SIKHS Blog https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog Recognize The Human Race As One Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:45:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Part 5: General public of Mukhtsar and their problem https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2013/04/part-5-general-public-of-mukhtsar-and-their-problem/ Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:08:02 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=1895 Sri Mukhtsar Sahib

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In the last part of this series of United Sikhs team’s visit to Mukhtsar, the aim was to ask the general public of the city about the problems they face. Mukhtsar,  not being a big city, still attracts lot of people from the neighbouring villages for daily wages as lot is happening in terms of construction and of course the medical facilities.

The general public is not much aware of the fact that Mukhtsar has alarming rate of cancer as per the Punjab government’s report. Though it may not be important for the general public for to have a detail of the survey, no one seems interested to see the problem as such there than some nationwide NGOs or the hospitals which spread awareness as a routine for them.  After asking many citizens it was found that the problem of cancer is there in nearly every house as one member is suffering from cancer but the positive side is that the citizens have no problem with diagnosis as it is easily done followed by state government’s scheme of supporting cancer patients in terms of monetary funds and subsidised medicines. When it comes to food, the term organic agricultural products are totally an alien for them as the people there eat only what is available locally i.e. non-organic products. The people do not care as it hardly matters to them in this field.

After all the interviews, it was concluded that the problem of cancer is troubling as moreover the people of the state is getting more aware of the problem. The state has installed reverse osmosis plants in all the big places for better water supply. But there is more to be done there, the people need to be made aware of the problem in a correct way so that they do not believe in myths followed by proper counselling regarding the way to go regarding treatment, if any.

 

Amitoj Singh

Coordinator,

United Sikhs India.

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Water, cancer, Bathinda and what not!!! https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2013/02/water-cancer-bathinda-and-what-not/ https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2013/02/water-cancer-bathinda-and-what-not/#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:16:09 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=1832 How horrifying is cancer when it is detected in any indivisual, most of them including there well wishers are taken a step back. An important aspect relating to cancer is that the gene which causes cancer i.e. oncogene is present in every human being, in some it reacts while in majority it doesn’t.

In the present day environment, allot depends on the external factors which has resulted in mutations with other gene or viral which has enhanced cancer detection in many individuals. Also a person may or may not be directly related to the problem though he/she may get the burnt for it. The most common case is the problem of Uranium in Faridkot, Punjab where many were detected with cancer who were remotely associated with farms. The problem was in the most essential thing on earth, i.e. water which was consumed by everyone. Also groundwater is the most prominent source of water as bottled water is not abundant in the area. The time when Venice, Italy is revolting against bottled water, a lot is needed in this section of Punjab where the short term need is to stop the use of tap water.

Often known as the cancer belt, the Mansa-Bathinda- Ferozepur sector of Punjab has made headline in Punjab and else were in the country and even the world regarding the wide spread of cancer. The problem is such that it is not tackled in the correct manner with the result that the patients have to look elsewhere and generally they end up to one destination i.e. Acharya Tulsi Regional Cancer Treatment and Research Centre in Bikaner, Rajasthan. As many as 100 patients board the daily trains to Bikaner for a hope of better treatment, terming it the “Cancer express”.

Since the problem is on the rise two things are possible, the first is to increase the frequency of the trains or second it to have a proper measure to control this deadly outbreak of disease by purifying the basic essential of life, a reverse osmosis plant or good quality filter can make a better situation for the present and more importantly the future generation. But remember the options are open and rests with us. But do we need to just think??? while 100 more board the train to BKN (railway code for Bikaner).

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