Health awareness camp for women police in Ahmedabad

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Medical Association has organised a female police health awareness camp. Besides regular medical checkup, doctors associated with AMA will also deliver talks on two important issues. One is breast cancer while another is organ donation.

Giving details of the camp Dr Mona Desai president of the AMA said that they have  selected the issue of breast cancer because it is becoming a major threat for the health of women. She said that earlier it was prevalent in women 50 Plus, but now it can be seen even in women in their twenties. Early awareness and checkup can help save lives of several women. In this camp they will be taught self check up for breast cancer.
She said that besides talk on breast cancer the doctor of AMA will also give talk on organ donation. She said that while in population India is second in the world but in organ donation it is the last. Every year almost 6000 people die because they do not get organs for transplant. She said that one person can save the life of nine persons through organ donation.That’s why, she said, we have focused on the issue of organ donation.

In regular checkup hemoglobin(Hb) and Complete Blood Count (CBC) test will also be done. She said that in India more than 80% women are anemic. Female police is no exception. They have to work under the conditions of stress and anemic conditions make their task more difficult.
Joint commissioner of police Nipurna Torvane said that in all 1612 female police of Ahmedabad city will go for medical checkup in the five day camp started today.

(For news in Hindi see our Hindi daily Chaupal Chronicle)

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