“From little seeds grow mighty trees”! It was in 2007 when a team of volunteers who worried for the health of women took guidance from Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji in on what they can do to support women protect their health (this was the time when cancer began showing its face in wider areas). Swamiji laid out a mission to start awareness camps in women, especially with regards to cancer, without scaring them away! That small team has now spread to hundreds of volunteers who brought awareness to more than 9 lakh women in our state alone; there are now sister teams working in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and even in Nepal with the same mission!
217,503 women have taken Cervical Cancer screening tests (with Colposcope) since 2007 and 6202 had biopsy tests.
483 women were survived with early detection of Cervical Cancer and 215 with breast surgeries; This has brought change in lives of thousands of families. Majority of them are below the poverty line.
To this day Mahila Arogya Vikas has conducted more than 900 free cancer awareness and test camps throughout the state, focusing on cervical and breast cancers.
This Government Order (GO) will now enable Vikasa Tarangini Mahila Arogya Vikas, Telangana State Government, Women and Child Welfare Ministry to collaborate and conduct health camps all over the state of Telangana promising better health for all women.
GO is passed to provide free tests for all the women and distribute cards for regular checkups at JIMS.
As many cannot afford time in traveling from far places to JIMS for checkups, our mobile screening vehicle using digital colposcope customized by our organization will be on the roads! Medicines will be distributed to all those required with any reminder to come back for post-checkup.
All this is necessary because women in India care more about their family and less about themselves. They are selfless and always serve the family for their wellbeing. They are shy to come out and speak about their problems. It’s our duty to take care of such great women without whom there is no existence of the society. Camps are conducted for early detection of cervical cancer among women who are marginalized because of poverty.