The mela is being jointly organised with the Health and Family Welfare Dept. NCT Delhi, MTNL, NDMC, and other central and Delhi state government departments
Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) announced the theme and mascot of its flagship event, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2018. This year marks the Silver Jubilee of the mela to be organised from October 24 to 28, 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The mela is being jointly organised with the Health and Family Welfare Dept. NCT Delhi, MTNL, NDMC and other central and Delhi state government departments.
The Perfect Health Mela uses infotainment as the mass awareness module and the theme this year will be “Affordable Healthcare”. Dr Tusker, the friendly elephant, is the mascot for the event. New additions to the mela this year will include the CSR Awards, evening conclaves and everyday mela including the math mela. Free medical check-ups will be provided to all visitors.
The mela will showcase activities across categories such as health education seminars, check-ups, entertainment programmes, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and competitions.
Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI said, “The 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela will focus on affordable healthcare while driving attention towards Modicare and universal insurance. There is a need to ensure that every Indian citizen gets access to affordable healthcare irrespective of his or her standing in the society. We will also be executing initiatives to promote Swachh Bharat & Ayushman Bharat at the PHM this year. This year, the mela promises to be bigger, better, and more exciting for everyone as we have introduced many new features.”
Dr Kirti Bhushan DGHS Delhi said that the mela will show case a live Mohalla clinic and Delhi Government plan for universal health insurance apart from other Delhi Government schemes.
The CSR awards are designed to honour the best initiatives that have revolutionised the way healthcare is delivered. There will also be various thematic conclaves on topics such as spirituality and IVF which will bring together experts from various fields for panel discussion on relevant issues. The panel discussions will be followed by entertainment programmes like a comedy night, concert night, qawwali and others.