Mumbai, February 25: Speedily moving ahead holding success over the initiatives made for the masses, the initiatives especially pertaining to health is gaining momentum. The ambitious oral cancer detection programme in Maharashtra has gained momentum and many people have come forward to screen themselves over cancer. Of the total people, 3 lakh people were detected with pre-malignant conditions and were referred to district hospitals for further medication to rule out oral cancer.
The campaign started with the objective to detect oral cancer was undertaken in December and was among the largest ones for screening of a disease in the state. The entire machinery was geared to undertake this exercise across 36 districts. People were examined for symptoms like red and white patches in the mouth, ulcers and those who were unable to open their mouth fully.