SGT Times Reporter
Gurugram, February 15
The Department of Paediatrics & Department of Paediatric Nursing, SGT University celebrated International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), on 15th February. ICCD is celebrated worldwide on this day, every year and the department organised an awareness drive and shared information on the cure of childhood cancer. ICCD celebration aimed to raise awareness about Cancer, and encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. During this event medical and paramedical staff, the general public and many patients participated in the program. The theme for this event was ‘Better Survival’ is achievable through your hands. The theme was particularly focused on the efforts made by the medical and paramedical teams serving the lives of these children. From giving drugs to maintaining a clean and hygienic environment and further giving love and affection to these children is all under the hands of the serving team.
The survival of these children depends not only on timely treatment but also on psycho-social and emotional support. Keeping them cheerful and pain-free helps to decrease morbidity and increase the morale of the patients. The affectionate care we provide encourages them to go through these difficult times. Proper physical care, maintaining cannula site, adequate feeding, and wound care are all core areas to improve survival.
This day is marked to bring awareness about the ailments noted in those suffering or are the survivors of cancer. The day is also marked to show our support and solidarity towards these patients and their families. The target goal of WHO is to eliminate all pain and suffering of children fighting cancer & achieve at least 60 % survival for all children diagnosed with cancer around the world by 2030. At the mark of the 20th year of celebrating this day, our continuous efforts both in terms of specific and supportive care in a safe, healthy, and clean environment can help us reach our target goal.