Anaemia is a common ailment among women which effects up to 60% of women and 80-90% preschool children in our country but a majority of these cases are preventable or can be treated easily, improving the quality of life of the women and children in the society. With this aim, an Anaemia awareness Campaign was organized by the Army in the Army Hospital on the occasion of the International Women’s Day which was attended by Mrs Madhulika Rawat, President AWWA and many medical experts from the Services.
During the media interaction, Lt Gen Velu Nair, DGMS (Army) highlighted the efforts taken towards monitoring and maintenance of health in the Army. He dwelled upon various issues including the research to study the vulnerability of non pregnant, non lactating ladies.
While answering the questions from the media, he praised the efforts of the medical fraternity in extending a helpful hand to ailing civilians in the remote areas of India & the bordering Nepal through Op SADBHAVNA in addition to serving 1.3 million strong Army through 200 hospitals. He also answered questions on the robust system of stress management & scientifically evaluated nutritional diet in the Army which is meant for different climatic conditions that the Jawan faces today. He was upbeat about the very high standards of medical practices & facilities in the Army and remarked that modernization & up-gradation is the ongoing process in the Army Medical Corps.