Website launched in Jaffna on Cancer Awareness Day
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 25 March 2009, 18:03 GMT]
Dr. A. Ketheeswaran, Director of Public Health Services Jaffna district, officially opened Tuesday a website located in the Paínínai Cancer Treatment Centre in Jaffna in an event in which hundreds of students, medical experts and others took part. Dr. C. Jamunananthan, who is in charge of Cancer Prevention and Control, presided in the event in which a website to create awareness of cancer and ways of preventing and curing it was launched officially, sources in Jaffna said.
The students who had won in Cancer Awareness essay competitions held in their schools were awarded prizes in the event.
The website is launched with the aim to create and promote an awareness of matters related to cancer including treatment of patients and their needs among the people of the peninsula and the expatriate Tamils around the world, the organizers of the event said.
More than 70,000 persons in Sri Lanka are being treated for cancer, a news report of the Department of Health said.