International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C (2016)
A review on notorious identity of Malwa region of Punjab: Cancer belt
The immoderate exploitation of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, diffusion of heavy metals in groundwater, industrial waste leading to river water pollution turned out to be the major causes of cancer in Malwa region of Punjab. The exorbitant treatment of cancer and the lack of facilities in civil hospitals in Punjab force the patients from Punjab to approach the Acharya Tulsi Das Regional Cancer Centre, Bikaner in Rajasthan state via infamous ‘cancer train’ for getting aided treatment at economical rates. Although, many initiatives have been taken by the state government such as establishment of RO systems inillages, testing of heavy metals in groundwater, undertaking of health education activities to aware the people regarding the signs, symptoms and prevention of cancer, control on excessive use of chemicals on crops, Mukh Mantri Cancer Rahat Kosh Scheme and cancer registry system but much more is needed to be done to prevent the nuisance.
How to cite this article:
Neeraj Godara. A review on notorious identity of Malwa region of Punjab: Cancer belt. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(2):180-183.