20-Mar-2015: AMU Faculty members from the Medical College and Social Sciences faculty recently participated in a 'Cancer Awareness' program organized by MEDICSINDIA at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC).
JNMC faculty members Dr Mohsin Raza, Dr Farzana Hadi, Dr Saud Khan and Dr Deeba Siddiqui delivered lectures on breast and oral cancers. Meanwhile, Dr Naseem Ahmad Khan, Dr Tahir and Dr Arif Khan from AMU's Social Sciences Faculty also shared their views in the cancer awareness program.
The distinguished AMU academics talked about risk factors like smoking and tobacco chewing leading to oral cancer. The speakers also talked about how breast cancer cases are drastically increasing in India.
The speakers also urged people to get into health activism as they claimed that the government is least about the Health Sector.
"Some speakers pointed out that only one percent of GDP is allocated for Health Sector in India, which is very less compared with China and USA, where four and 8.3 percent respectively of their GDP is allocated to their Health Sectors," said Dr M Saquib Rahman, JNMCH.