Monday, June 2, 2014
The BSF organized health awareness camp on Anemia
Shillong, June 01: The BSF organized Health awareness camp on Anemia & and Bone Density screening was organized by Frontier HQ BSF Meghalaya and Composite Hospital BSF Shillong, under the direction of BWWA (BSF Wives Welfare Association). The said camp was inaugurated by Shri S K Tyagi, DIG/PSO of Ftr HQ Shillong and Dr. TapanBiswas, DIG (Medical)/MS welcome all the participants.
Lectures on Anemia and BMI were delivered by Dr. MenkaBharti, SMO of 44 BnBSF and DrSukhjinder Singh, CMO (SG) CH BSF Shillong respectively. Around 150 Officers, SOsORs and families of BSF personnel of various Sectors/Units under Ftr HQ BSF Meghalaya attended the camp.
Bone mineral density screening was conducted with the help of Pharmaceutical Company and approx. 93 Officers, SO’s, ORs and families of Jawan were screened. Report of BMD simultaneously generated and handed over to the individual. They were supplied with informative brochure apprising importance of Bone mineral density and effects of calcium deficiency and it’streatment.
The sole aim of the health Awareness Camp was to spread awareness about different ailments, identification of risk factors, and prevention with life style modification including dietary habits, management along with the role of different kind of food/nutrition in maintaining positive health. Health awareness camp is a continuous process of BSF medical setup to keep the troops and their families abreast of the latest development and advancement in medical field. (SP News)