In its final days, the National Cancer Screening Campaign in Homs is witnessing a good turnout for citizens to take advantage of the free services for screening for breast, cervical and prostate cancers.
Dr. Muhammad Al-Aboud, Head of Reproductive Health at the Health Directorate and the executive supervisor of the campaign in Homs, indicated in a statement to SANA reporter that the campaign witnessed good and heavy turnout, especially during the first three weeks at its inception, but the long holiday for public sectors affected the turnout, despite the continuation of the campaign services. During this period, this prompted the Health Directorate to form field teams as part of an initiative that is the first of its kind, whose mission is to draw blood samples from men over 50, who wish to conduct a prostate examination in public sector institutions, to ensure that all men benefit from the national campaign for cancer screening.
Al-Aboud indicated that, in coordination with the Federation of Labor Unions in Homs, contacts were made with the governorate, and buses were secured to the public sectors, to transport working women who wished to benefit from the campaign to public hospitals.
Al-Aboud pointed out that roving teams have been formed for the suburbs and remote neighborhoods within the governorate, to reach the largest segment of citizens and benefit from the campaign services, indicating that blood samples are brought to the laboratory of the Health Directorate to conduct the filtration process, to be transported with hospital samples to the reference center in the hospital. The martyr Abdul Qadir Al-Shaqfa, while the smears are transferred to the reference laboratory for the study of smears in the Health Directorate.
Al-Abboud referred to the state of competitiveness and work within the team spirit that characterized the hospitals and the health and technical cadres of the Health Directorate, during the campaign to provide services and conduct free check-ups easily and comfortably for citizens.
The national cancer screening campaign in Homs governorate, which was launched on the 19th of last November, continues until the 10th of this month. Breast cancer, and married women aged 21 years and over to screen for cervical cancer.
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