Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram in collaboration Youth Red Cross of Government PG College for Women, Rohtak organized a mega health talk and free consultation camp on Gynaecological Disorders for college students. This special camp focused on women’s health and their issues saw participation from over 500 students and more than 350 were benefitted with a free consultation. The patients were offered consultation by Dr. Pakhee Aggarwal, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.
India has made considerable progress in social and economic development in recent decades like improvement in indicators such as life expectancy, infant mortality, and literacy. However, improvement in women’s health, particularly in Haryana, has a long way to go. India is one of the few countries in the world where males significantly outnumber females, and its maternal mortality rates in rural areas are among the world’s highest. Females experience more episodes of illness than males and are less likely to receive medical treatment before the illness is well advanced.
Dr. Pakhee Aggarwal, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, said “Throughout In my practice I have seen a higher incidence of PCOD, heavy menstrual bleeding and uterine fibroids in women of Haryana. Irregular menstrual bleeding is very common amongst young girls and excess bleeding can lead to anemia. This affects the overall growth and health of a woman. Through our camp in Rohtak, we want to spread awareness amongst young girls that a lot of these diseases show early symptoms that can be tackled through lifestyle changes and appropriate medication at an early stage. If diagnosed at a later stage, these diseases can lead to hormonal imbalance and create fertility and pregnancy problems. We are committed to spreading awareness in Haryana as we feel the ladies here are conservative when it comes to discussing their health issues. It is important to spread awareness regarding early diagnosis and treatment. Prevention is better than cure.”
Dr. Poonam Bhanwala, Principal, Government PG College for Women, Rohtak said, “We aim to educate our students on their health and hygiene. We have noticed that girls are often reluctant to discuss their Gynae health issues and do not consult a doctor. We want to educate the girls today so that they and their families can lead a healthy life. It is important to conduct regular checkups so that our girls can lead a healthy life.”
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at Fortis Hospital Gurugram, offers the full spectrum of women’s health care services. It offers state-of-the-art technologies with superlative care offering a range of services such as painless deliveries, management of high-risk pregnancies/late pregnancies, among others. Fortis offers expert gynecological treatment and specialist services for special disease groups. Women in different age groups have different health concerns, which are appropriately addressed. The hospital provides comprehensive treatment for fibroids including robotic surgery and highly advanced minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Ritu Garg, Zonal Director, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram said– “Being a healthcare provider our main aim is to educate young girls to take regular gynecology consultation and lead a healthy lifestyle. If women are aware of the symptoms of a disease and realize the importance of early detection, half the battle is won. Our purpose to organize this camp is to provide education and free consultation to young girls so that they can further educate their families and lead with a positive example. We appreciate the zeal of college students who have participated in the camp in such huge numbers. We will continue to organize such events in the future and educate female on the importance of health and healthy lifestyle.”