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Cloudnine Hospital with Smile Foundation organises free health assessment camp

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Tests such as ECG, blood sugar were conducted, gynaecologist and paediatrician were present to consult families on BP, weight control management for families and children

One in every six adolescent is overweight, two in five children have high cholesterol and diabetes is common, one in three teens has bad eyesight, one in five children has stress related emotional disorders. These statistics are alarming and shocking.

While conducting a health assessment camp at Kashiram resettlement colony at Sector 45, Noida recently, it was found that the awareness about several types of lifestyle related disorders is extremely low. The World Health Organisation (WHO), which identifies alcohol, tobacco, poor diet intake and lack of physical activity as major risk factors for NCDs, the incidences of such diseases while screening the families were relatively high. Tests such as ECG, blood sugar were conducted and a gynaecologist and paediatrician was also present to consult the families on BP and weight control management for families and children.

Commenting on the health camp, Dr Pawan Kumar, Regional Director (North), Cloudnine Group of Hospitals said “We, at Cloudnine always believe that it is important to enhance awareness among different segments about the adverse effects of various lifestyle issues and stress can have on one’s health. These days unspecified hours, thus leading to unhealthy eating habits and irregular time schedules is on its peak and it is critical for people to be informed about lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, stroke; obesity and type 2 diabetes; and diseases associated with smoking and alcohol. This initiative is aimed at early diagnosis of problems arising due to the same, wherein the doctors present will then advise on precautions and solutions.”

During the health camp about 200 families were medically examined out of which more than 175 females between the age group of 30 to 55 attended the screening. Children between the age group of 5 years upto 11 years were examined by a senior paediatrician from the hospital. The camp witnessed a total footfall of about 300 attendees. Senior female family members along with young girls were identified as risk group of patients facing many lifestyle and fertility related issues. Most of the women complained of issues related to malnutrition, anaemia, common vaginal problems, and joint pains. Senior doctors and para-medic staff from Cloudnine Hospital emphasised on regular check-up and counselling during their follow up examination also stressed upon the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyle. Special focus was laid on obesity, diabetes and dietary habits. As a next step, Cloudnine Hospital will also be offering one free consultation to all the young girls after the camp with the top gynaecologist at their Noida unit.

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