An awareness session on Breast Cancer was organized by Northwest General Hospital on the 9th of November, 2022. The session focused on the importance of knowing the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, carrying out self-examination and encouraging early detection to ensure survival.
The session started with a welcome address by Dr. Zia ur Rehman, CEO NWGH. Mrs. Samina Arif Alvi, First Lady attended the session as the chief guest and shed light on different topics including the significance of breast cancer awareness, corporate social responsibility and special education for differently-abled individuals. She appreciated NWGH for being a socially responsible organisation and winning the trust and respect of its clients. The esteemed guest of honour also expressed her views on women’s empowerment and how women continue to remain underrepresented in different walks of life. The First Lady also commended Northwest General Hospital for arranging awareness sessions about breast cancer and providing quality medical services related to the screening and treatment of breast cancer.
The session also consisted of a presentation by Dr. Fareeha Afzal, Assistant Professor Radiology, NWGH which focused on creating hope for women with breast cancer and emphasized on the significance of early detection and screening in timely recovery from the disease without any detrimental outcomes.
The session was attended by Mrs. Shehzad Bangash, Chief Secretary KP, Mr. Kashif Abbasi, SSP Operation, KP Police, Ms Rabia Basri, MPA, officials and students of the Special Education Complex along with a large number of female and male students from Northwest.
Dr. Tariq Khan Hashim, Chairman Alliance Healthcare PVT Limited thanked the First Lady for gracing the event and appreciated the role and efforts of the organizers for the great event.