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Discovering Hands

DISCOVERING  HANDS

What their fingers can find, even my sighted eye cannot!!

quotes Dr. Mandeep Malhotra, Head of Department of Neck and Breast Oncoplasty, Fortis Vasant Kunj.

NAB India Center for Blind Women & Disability Studies trains Visually Impaired women in India, to become Medical Tactile Examiners, to screen breasts for any lumps or abnormalities.

This Flagship service is a detailed, economical, safe and manual breast screening program developed by renowned German Gynecologist, Dr. Frank Hoffmann. It is ideal for women aged between 20-80 years and is a perfect screening test for detection of any lump in the breast and thus keeping your breasts healthy and safe.

The centre has an operational OPD where females can book an appointment and come for breast screening.  We also reach out different export houses, colleges and corporate for breast screening camps.

After completing the 9 months training the MTE’s undergo three month internship under the guidance of Dr. Kanchan Kaur, at Medanta.  Our MTE’s are currently placed at CK Birla Hospital, and Fortis Vasant Kunj.

More than 1,00,000 successful examinations have already been conducted across Germany, Austria and Colombia.

According to Dr. Kanchan Kaur, the breast specialist oncosurgeon of Medanta hospital, who is helping in the training of blind MTEs, in the Tactile Breast Examination, `This examination is a very novel way to increase the uptake of screening by women who otherwise are reluctant to come for tests. Regular check up by such trained staff in a country like India will help break the hesitation that women have in getting themselves checked for cancer. It will also help spread awareness of the disease and in the long run hopefully bring down the deaths related to breast cancer