Government Affirms Cancer Surge In Greater Noida Villages

A random survey conducted by the health department of Gautam Budh Nagar district at 70 villages in Greater Noida has revealed that a total of 408 people have been affected by various forms of cancer.

According to the survey, out of a population of over five lakhs, 209 people have died of cancer and 199 villagers have been treated in the last five years.

The survey was initiated after Mail Today had reported about the five villages of Greater Noida where high number of cancer cases had surfaced in the last five years. These villages are Sadopur, Achheja, Sadullapur, Bishnuli and Khera Dharampura — a rural swathe at about 30 km from Delhi.

“As many as 70 villages of Greater Noida were included in the survey that kicked off last week. We met the pradhan of every village and convinced him to help us in completing the survey,” said Dr R.K. Garg, chief medical officer, Gautam Budh Nagar.

However, sources at the health department alleged the survey has been done in a hurry. “In order to cover up the issue, the officials have conducted the survey. They have not even visited each and every village of Greater Noida. They have given an average figure of 70 villages which doesn’t make any sense,” said an official from health department requesting anonymity.

Doctors from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and ICPO have been visiting various villages of Greater Noida to screen the villagers. In the last two weeks, more than 300 people have been screened in various parts of Greater Noida.

 

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