IGNOU organises health camp for female employees
20 May, 2012
The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) School of Health Sciences (SOHS) organised a free health camp in association with the Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi for gynaecological problems which covered general gynaecological consultation, self breast examination and Pap-smear test for female employees, family members and students of the University.
Prof. M. Aslam, VC, IGNOU graced the occasion. The health camp began with a health talk in the convention center of the university addressed by Dr. Renu Mishra, head, Gynaecology department of the hospital. The talk focused on menopausal problems and preventive strategies for gynaecological cancers.
She highlighted that about 200 women die every day due to CA CERVIX in India. About 50% of them could be saved by screening tests like PAP-Smear.
In addition to Dr. Mishra, three more gynaecologists participated in the camp. Doctors visiting the camp were Dr. Rinku Sen Gupta, Dr. Preeti Vyas and Dr. J. Aruna Kumari. More than 100 female employees were examined by these doctors.
The SOHS will be coming up again with a health camp for Cardiology, Endocrinology, Surgery, and Ophthalmology checkups in association with the Batra hospital.