NH&LH to establish library for cancer patients at NORI: Irfan Siddiqui

APP71-29 ISLAMABAD: January 29 - Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui addressing a press conference at PID. APP photo by Asim Shigri

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Division Irfan Siddiqui 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.

Addressing as chief guest at the seminar held at NORI hospital to commemorate `World Cancer Day’, he said, “Awareness can lead to prevention and early detection of cancer.” He further added that after listening to the brave cancer survivors of NORI’s oncology department, he has come to the conclusion that faith, hope, appropriate and timely intervention could lead to successful treatment of cancer.

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

He also urged people to come and render their services as volunteers to spare time for the patient of the hospital, adding that “it would also help infuse the spirit of life among them which results in speedy recovery.”