Dehradun Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (GODS) under the aegis of Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) is celebrating Adolescent Health Week to raise awareness about the various health concerns during this age. The Society in association with Drishti Foundation and Rotary e-Club organised a health and awareness camp for the adolescents at Aasraa Trust, in the capital city of Dehradun.
“The medical camp included screening for anaemia and an eye check-up. More than 120 children are screened for anaemia and eye problems by an efficient team of doctors, informed Neelu Khanna & Dhruv Juyal – chief coordinators of the program.
“Adolescence is the phase of life that lays the foundation of an individual’s health. This is the time when the major physical, psychological, mental, and behavioural changes take place in human body. It is important that we talk to our children about these changes and make the transition easy,” stated Dr Arti Luthra, President, GODS.
An informative talk session, dedicated to the well-being of adolescents, was arranged by the Society that witnessed an active participation of the students at Aasraa Trust. The session, divided into ten informative talks, helped the young curious minds gain insights into various aspects of adolescence – like nutrition, mental health, personal and menstrual hygiene, female body and reproductive system, child sexual abuse, eye care and staying positive.
“Teen years are known to be the best in life. However, these are also the most significant ones owing to the transition the body goes from a child to adulthood. The event is aimed at spreading awareness about adolescence and how to make the transition easy,” informed Dr Radhika Raturi, Secretary, GODS.
The programme witnessed participation of most renowned doctors from the city including Dr Asha Rawal, Dr Annu Dhir, Dr Savita Luthra, Dr Jyoti Sharma, Dr Archana Luthra, Dr Rekha Shrivastava, Dr Suniti Sikund, Dr Gaurav Luthra and Dr Meenal Patil. The programme was also supported by Drishti Eye Institute and Sikund Diagnostics along with Drishti Foundation. Rotary e-Club President Gaurav Sethi and past president Rotary Harinder Singh Juneja shared their views on achieving goals and remaining positive.
Aasraa Trust is an NGO in Dehradun that works towards empowering street and slum children through education, vocational training and various other means.