Governor releases a book ‘Principles and Practice of Oncology’
Guwahati, December 14: Synchronising with the commemoration of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the occasion of 75 years of India’s independence, Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi released a book ‘Principles and Practice of Oncology’ in Raj Bhavan today.
Speaking at the book release function, the Governor said that there have been significant changes in the paradigm of cancer diagnosis and treatment of the disease in the couple of decades. Hailing Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute which has published the book, the Governor said that the institute being one of the oldest cancer centres has immensely contributed to the prevention, early detection, treatment and palliation of cancer in the North Eastern Region. This book will also benefit students and practicing clinicians across the country, the Governor added.
Prof. Mukhi also expressed happiness that the Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India has taken over the Institute as a unit of Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai in 2017 and steps have been initiated for massive infrastructure upgradation. Also, at the initiative of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Department of Atomic Energy and Tata Memorial Centre will screen two lakh women for common cancer in Kamrup District of Assam with the help of Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav celebrations.
Expressing his happiness over the development made in the field of cancer treatment over the last couple of decades Prof. Mukhi said that enough has been done in the field of oncology. Advanced researches are being carried out. New medical innovations and state of the art treatment have really enhanced success rate and brought down the mortality rate in cancer. He also urged upon the oncologists and research scientists to work on more books of cancer to educate people how to detect cancer in the early stage and how to check its recurrence by adopting healthy life style.
The Governor lauded and congratulated the efforts of BBCI and said that there is paucity of medical text books published by Indian writers and the book published by Director, BBCI Dr. Kataki and faculty members has embarked on a vision to bring out a book to enrich the knowledge in the field of oncology throughout the country and beyond.
Director, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai Dr. R. A. Badwe, Director, Dr. B Boroaoh Cancer Institute, Dr. Amal Chandra Kataki also spoke on the occasion.
Himangshu Shekhar Das, Chairman, Assam Police Commission, Faculty members of BBCI and officers and staff of Raj Bhavan were present at the book release function.