Irfan Siddiqui announces library to create awareness on cancer

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Prime Minister’s Adviser on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division Irfan Siddiqui on Saturday announced to establish a library for visitors of the NORI Hospital to create awareness on cancer.

“The ministry would bear all the expenses of the library and also provide books, especially for children who come here for treatment or for those who visit with any patients to educate them about prevention of this disease”, he said while addressing as chief guest at the Seminar held at NORI Hospital in Islamabad to commemorate ‘World Cancer Day’.

“Awareness can lead to prevention and early detection of cancer,” he added.

Irfan Siddiqui said after listening to the brave cancer survivors of Oncology Department NORI, he had come to the conclusion that faith, hope, appropriate and timely intervention could lead to successful treatment of cancer.

Later, he appreciated the efforts of Atomic Energy Cancer Hospital NORI and lauded that the hospital was not only playing a pivotal role in fight against cancer but was also treating the cancer patients irrespective of age, financial status and stage of the disease.

The adviser also urged people to come and render their services as volunteers to spare time for the patient of the hospital.

“It would also help infuse spirit of life among them which results in speedy recovery,” Irfan Siddiqui said.

In his address, the Director NORI Dr. Muhammad Faheem apprised the participants of the Seminar that the hospital had been relieving the cancer patients from their pain, misery and distress since its inception in 1983.

“80% of the patients suffering from this horrifying disease come to NORI for treatment as the hospital has state-of-the-art facilitates like linear accelerator etc,” Dr. Faheem said

“Cheap, fast and best quality service provision to the patients is the motto of NORI Hospital”, he informed.