The IPU Health Mela, now in its third day, continues to capture the hearts of the community with an overwhelming response. This health and cultural extravaganza, taking place at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi has garnered a remarkable attendance, where individuals of all age groups not only benefit from free medical checkups and healthcare services but also celebrate in a rich tapestry of cultural festivities.
Shri. Ravi Dadhich, CEO, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana visited IPU Health Mela today. He said that looking at the growing health concerns it is imperative to provide affordable health services to the common people. He applauded University’s initiative for taking this step towards community health and congratulated the University for completing 25 years of its journey.
In the past two days over 300 hemoglobin tests have been conducted out of which 50% suffered from Anemia, revealed Prof. (Dr) SN Jana, BR Sur Homeopathic Medical College. Cancer screenings have also seen huge consultations for breast and cervical cancer screenings conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre. One patients early detection today revealed a lump indicating breast cancer, and was recommended for further investigation and immediate care.
Anxiety, stress, trust, depression, relationship issues and lack of confidence emerged as a primary areas of mental health among more than 100 youth who undertook one to one mental health counseling from Institute of Human Behavior And Allied Sciences (IBHAS)at the event. Attendees also sought assistance for liver related issues and availed themselves of free FibroScan screenings provided by the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences. The OBG and IVF Centre, hosted by ESI Hospital, saw an influx of married couples and young women dealing with menstrual issues.
Oral health experts consulted maximum patients for common dental concerns, including gum problems, bad breath, and cavities. The event also provided guidance to patients dealing with asthma and communicable diseases such as dengue which is increasing at an alarming rate in Delhi. It also served as a platform for guidance on COPD and asthma prevention at the Communicable Disease Centre, managed by Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital.
The Health Mela featured an array of health stalls, including the Ministry of Ayush, which emphasized Ayurvedic medicine and offered specific disease advice. CCRAS (Ministry of Ayush) provided valuable consultations on issues like hypertension, diabetes, digestive disorders, and osteoarthritis.
In response to rising concerns about cybercrime, an engaging Nukaad Natak (street play) educated the spectators about the risks and precautions against cybercrimes. The Army College of Medical Science contributed with a Nukaad Natak on diabetes control and prevention.
As the day concluded, attendees still accessed free checkups for eye, ECG for the elderly, dental issues, liver screening, and more. The IPU Health Mela continues to be a health reservoir for people of all ages, offering a blend of health awareness and cultural enrichment.