A Mother, Daughter, Sister and Spouse. Known for always putting others first, sacrificing her own needs for the well-being of others. This Saturday March 7, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is celebrating Womanhood in a special way. ‘Swasth Naari, Samarth Samaaj, (“Woman’s wellness – The essence of a strong society”) a healthcare Camp for women, addressing the under-recognised and often overlooked health concerns at AIIMS OPD Complex, MIHAN SEZ, from 9 am to 2 pm.
The Departments of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology and Psychiatry will provide free screening and medical consultation for the specific physical and mental health needs of women. The Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics will focus on issues of menstrual and reproductive health, cervical and breast cancer awareness in addition to providing free PAP smears for women of child-bearing ages, in collaboration with the Department of Pathology.
The Department of Orthopaedics and Physiotherapy will assess for common musculo-skeletal problems in women such as low backache and Osteoporosis, with appointments for free BMD (Bone mineral Density) estimation. Department of Psychiatry will screen for various mental health ailments, with special emphasis on the emotional and psychological issues commonly seen during puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause as well as address the pertinent, yet unrecognised sexual health concerns in women. Haemoglobin and Blood sugar estimation will be provided free of cost for all women by the Department of Physiology and Biochemistry, and Iron, Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplements will be dispensed to all in whom it is indicated.