Nalgonda: District Collector Gaurav Uppal on Sunday asked doctors to take part in programmes in Devarakonda to create awareness on safety of girl child.
The Collector inaugurated a health awareness camp for thyroid and diabetes patients, conducted by Indian Medical Association (IMA), Nalgonda branch, at IMA Hall here.
Gaurav Uppal said that doctors had a crucial role in building healthy society by creating awareness among people on preventive measures to avoid various diseases. Appreciating the IMA for conducting awareness programmes and health camps in the district, he appealed to the doctors to extend their mite to make success the girl child programmes taken up in Devarakonda.
Telangana State IMA Working Committee member Dr Jayapraksh Reddy explained the activities of the association for creating awareness on health issues.
Dr Vasantha Kumari, president of IMA-Nalgonda, said that they had been organising awareness programme and health camps for the benefit of people as a social responsibility. She explained the details of the heath camps taken up by IMA in the district. Stating that the District Collector was very keen on public health, she thanked him for his cooperation.
She also said that IMA would continue the tradition of conducting awareness programmes and health camps to help the needy. She pointed out that they were charging only Rs 50 for all tests at the health camps.
Specialists Dr Mathur Naik and Dr Varun explained about thyroid and diabetes and measures to be taken to control them. They also explained the symptoms to the patients.
The doctors at the camp collected 162 samples for thyroid test, 174 for glucose and 162 samples for liver function test. The reports will be given to the patients at IMA building in five days.
In addition, eye checkups were also conducted for 50 people who were advised for treatment. Thyroid and diabetes drugs were offered to the patients at the camp.
Health priority: Doctors at work in a health camp conducted by Indian Medical Association in Nalgonda on Sunday.