On 7th march 2020, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram conducted a free cancer screening and comprehensive health camp for female police officers and for families of the police force of Wardha city. The PAN-India health drive was conducted on the occasion of International Women’s day by FOGSI (Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India) and was held at Kasturba Hospital in association with SWOGS (Sevagram-Wardha Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society)
Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Kasturba Hospital examined and screened the police officers and families for cancer. Physical examination along with pap smear sampling were freely provided by the hospital. 41 female police officers from and around Wardha city were examined and screened for CA breast and CA cervix. The officers were counselled for cancer awareness. Lectures and interactive activities on cervical cancer screening were conducted. In addition, a skit demonstrating the importance of cancer screening, awareness and early detection of the disease was presented by nursing students.
“Such camps serve us with opportunity to help these strong women who are out there to protect us. Regular cancer screening is a must and I am sure police officers would have found it beneficial too”, said Dr Poonam Shivkumar Varma, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MGIMS and President of SWOGS
Camp was coordinated by Dr Neha Gangane, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Secretary of SWOGS.