Cancer cases mount to 23241 in HP

Shimla/ April 5

The number of cancer cases have risen to 23241 in Himachal with addition of 2471 registered cases during 2011-12,Health Minister Dr Rajiv Bindal told Vidhan Sabha during question hour today.
Replying to a question of Inder Singh (BJP), Bindal said that these included  623 cases of Respiratory and Intra-thoracic organ cancer cases,  519 cases of Gentio urinary organ cancer, 478 cases of digestive track, 302 cases bones, skin and breast cancer, 179 cases of oral cancer and 370 of other types of cancer.
These patients are undergoing treatment at Government Medical Colleges (IGMC ,Shimla and  Dr RP Government Medical college, Tanda) and the state government was conducting the  ‘National Cancer Control Programmes to create awareness and identify new cases.
During past three years, Rs 1.21 crore have been spent on this programmes in Chamba, Kinnuar and Lahaul Spiti districts where geriatric centre have been established and 48,000 people were tested for cancer and  2471 new cases were registered in 2011-12 while the number cases had risen from 16405 in 2009 to  19705 in 2010.
Health Minister also informed that 2992 drug samples were taken during last three years to ascertain the quality under drug and cosmetic Act and in 66 cases, the drugs were found to be sub-standard and adulterated.
He said that 18 people were convicted, 12 others were acquitted, 36 cases were pending in the courts and 133 cases were under adjudication. Bindal said that 695 cases were registered during 2001 and 2002 under food
safety and standard Act and prevention of food adulteration Act
The transport minister Mohinder Singh told Khushi Ram Balnatah (BJP) that the government considering to formulate the  “Retention Policy” to regularize unauthorized construction in the state
Responding to supplementary Vinod Kumari( BJP) he said that 76 buses belonged to Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh were plying in Baddi-Barotiwala industrial hub in Solan district to transport the factory workers. He also assured probe into the allegation that these buses were carrying the general people, hitting the business of local transporters and HRTC, would be probed.
The Education Minister Ishwar Dass Dhiman informed the house that that the government was not contemplating regularization of Primary Assistant Teachers and disclosed that the government paid Rs 33.09 lakh for imparting B.Ed training to these teachers.

In a reply to the another question the transport minister, Mahender Singh Thakur said that the 18 bus stand in PPP mode were being constructed in HP and an amount of Rs. 357 crore was being spent on them.