World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), on October 20 each year, marks a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. WOD aims to make osteoporosis and fracture prevention a global health priority by reaching out to health-care professionals, the media, policy makers, patients, and the public at large. As per information, twenty percent women in India die of osteoporosis while 70 % suffer from one kind of disability or the other. If diagnosed on time, it can be controlled without causing any major damage.
Senior orthopaedicians of Orange City Dr.Sanjeev Chaudhari and Dr.Vaishali Chaudhari have started a project titled Health Education and Tele Consultation on Osteoporosis. The bone density after 35 years of age starts declining so much so that in many cases, the bones start breaking. In many people the bones become so brittle that they may break even while combing hair. The incidence of osteoporosis is higher in rural areas due to lack of awareness.
The severity of osteoporosis goaded Dr.Sanjeev Chaudhari and Dr .Vaishali Chaudhari to train the womenfolk in rural areas through video-conferencing.Dr.Chaudhari has also started awareness campaign in Mauritius as a large number of osteoporosis patients are also found in neighbouring countries like Nepal,Bangladesh,Sri Lanka and Mauritius. With a view to enabling effective communication with women in rural areas, Dr.Chaudhari modified his SML Suzuki vehicle and established contact with rural women with the help of computers. He is giving useful information about various treatment protocols to the people which may emerge as an alternative to costly medicines.