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Cancer kills two Muktsar siblings within 3 months

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Tribune News Service

Muktsar, October 15

Cancer has once again shaken the district as two kids of a family in Muktsar town have succumbed within three months.

Davinder Rajoria, principal at a government school, is totally shattered as his 21-year-old son, who was studying in Canada, died of cancer there on July 12 this year. In another shocker, his 16-year-old daughter succumbed to blood cancer on October 10. The family is now childless.

Notably, Muktsar district is one of the worst-affected districts with cancer. Kanwarjit Singh Sunny Brar, son of former Chief Minister Harcharan Singh Brar, lost his life to cancer in 2012. Earlier, Surinder Kaur Badal, wife of former CM Parkash Singh Badal, died of cancer in 2011. Both were residents of Muktsar district and were taken to major hospitals abroad for treatment, but could not be saved.

Many others, especially those residing in rural areas, have suffered hard due to the disease in the past decade.

Dr Sunil Bansal, Deputy Medical Commissioner, Muktsar, said: "Earlier, an NGO had done a survey, but later, it was found that its findings were not correct. However, I will have to check the records about the findings of the survey conducted by the government some years ago."

Meanwhile, the local Health Department staff said no survey of cancer patients had been done by any government agency in the past few years.

from The Tribune

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