10 lakh women are identified with cervical cancer every year. Yearly 1 lakh people die because of cervical cancer. Because of shyness and a social taboo, women do not come forward with their problems. Thereby, their problems are aggravated and leading to irrevocable health conditions. To bring awareness and save women, Vikasa Tarangini has taken up the unique service of educating and serving women. Vikasa Tarangini is the only organization doing this unique service using VIA tests recommended by Indian Medical Council and WHO to identify infections and abnormal growths in women.
Married women are prone to vaginal infections. If neglected, they tend to become cancerous. It is highly recommended that women should go for a physical checkup yearly once after marriage and once in 6 months after crossing 40 years. Pap Smear test is the diagnostic test conducted in hospitals to rule out infections in women. It costs anywhere between Rs.1000 to Rs.2000 to do a test. The expenses incurred for medications are not included in the tests. Besides it takes 2 to 3 days to get the results.
Vikasa Tarangini specializes in Visual Inspection Using Acetic Acid (VIA). Indian Medical Council and World Health Organization (WHO) have accepted these tests as equal to Pap-smear in diagnosing the infections.