Australia Lends Helping Hand to Punjab for Fighting Cancer

After forming the new government in Punjab, the Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh is now likely to get help from Australia in eradicating cancer from the state. The experts from Australia have shown their concern on the ever increasing levels of cancer patients in southern Punjab and have agreed upon providing their utmost assistance to Indians in getting rid of the chronic disease of cancer.

How will Australia help Punjab to beat cancer

The Australian experts will help the Punjab government in first finding out the key reason that is multiplying cancer cases among people across the state and will later help the state’s health department in educating people about the disease, its symptoms, its causes and how it can be treated.

Regarding the same, Punjab’s CM, Capt. Amarinder had a meeting with Harinder Sidhu, the Australian High Commissioner to India, where the latter has assured to co-operate in the progressive work of sports, skill development trainings, education, animal husbandry and agriculture. They have even discussed other related issues of mutual interest and have agreed on collaborating on the same.

Districts of Punjab where Australia will work

In the meeting, Australian High Commissioner also assured to work for the poor quality of underground water that is the main root cause behind the rapid increase of cancer in southern districts of Punjab including Bathinda, Moga, Fazilka, Muktsar, Faridkot, Sangrur, and Ferozepur. In fact, the Australian government is looking to have tie up with India and signing a MoU with the National Institute of Sports in Patiala.

Why is Australia interested in Punjab’s cancer menace

The reason why Australia is showing so much of interest in curbing down the cancer disease from Punjab is that the high commissioner of Australia is a Punjabi and originally hails from Dharamkot, Moga. She is so concerned about her hometown that she wants to control the situation at the earliest.

Other than this, the elated Navjyot Singh Sidhu, the Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives and Museums of Punjab has also extended his support in the same cause. He is also looking forward to develop the new varieties of fruits and vegetables, teaching modern agricultural methods and educating about cattle breeding.

Let’s hope that the dreaded disease of cancer gets eradicated soon from the land of Punjab by the help of Australian government.

Source: Business Standard


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