Health Department Continue Screening for Non Communicable Diseases.

Chandigarh, 18th June, 2016: Chandigarh, June 18, Advisor to Administrator Sh. Parimal Rai, IAS stressed for availability of diagnostic services at all health facilities while inaugurating the medical screening camp at Civil Dispensary, Ramdarbar today. This is the fourth camp in the series organized by Chandigarh Health Department in Collaboration with Gynae deptt. PGIMER and UCO Bank. Sh. Anurag Agarwal ,IAS, Secretary Health welcomed the Advisor and asked the Health Department to provide the best facilities to urban, sub-urban and rural house-holds of Chandigarh. Dr. Vanita Gupta, Director Health Services after welcoming the Advisor and Secretary Health assured them that optimum Preventive, Diagnostic and curative will be provided to people.
Specialists from field of Medicine, Gynae. , Eye, Skin and ENT examined patients and gave free consultation. Around 825 patients were and examined at the Camp and approx 347 people were examined at Medical OPD and were given treatment.
Senior Gynaecologists screened aprox.19 females above 30 yrs. for Breast and Cervical Cancers, out of these two were suspected for Cervical Cancer. . Total 43 people were examined by ENT specialist and one was found to be suspected for Oral Cancer. Total of 85 people were examined for skin diseases and majority were found to be having photodermitites and articaria.
Nursing students from School of Nursing, GMSH-16, conducted risk profiling of people > 30yrs. Out of 72 people screened for Diabetes 12 were found to be suspected for diabetes and out of 293 people screened for Hypertension and Obesity, 39 were found to be hypertensive, 47 were overweight and 107 were found to be obese.
Counselling was also given in small groups to Community regarding adoption of healthy lifestyle like physical activity weight management, and early detection, signs and symptoms, timely referral and management of Non communicable diseases by Dietician. approx.68 people were tested for HIV and 136 people were examined by Eye specialist at the venue.
An informative and educative exhibition on HIV/ AIDS , Malaria and Leprosy was organized to generate awareness amongst visitors. All health care providers and community leaders participated actively in the camp and also motivated general public for adoption of healthy lifestyle to prevent NCDs.