ESIC Model Hospital at Beltola, Guwahati is organising 75 different activities for the benefit of workers in Assam and Meghalaya in the run-up to the International Day of Yoga.
Yoga demonstrations are being held in the hospital campus for all the staff and patients. Besides, such demonstrations are being conducted across 15 different industrial clusters on a regular basis from June 7 onwards and will be completed by the International Day of Yoga on June 21. This year, as per instruction of the ministry of labour and employment, stress has been given to preventive health care for the workforce across the country. The theme of celebration adopted by the ministry is "Yoga for Workers."
This year, as per instruction of the ministry of labour and employment stress has been given to preventive health care for the workforce across the country.As part of the activity, a cleanliness drive featuring deep cleaning of the entire premises, weeding out of records, auction of material, special cleaning of the kitchen, toilets, etc, was carried out by all the staff including the doctors. Dr. B.C Deka, medical superintendent, ESIC Model Hospital, Beltola, in a statement informed, "Daily health check-up camps are being conducted on diabetes detection and its treatment, detection of ear infections and treatment, anaemia in pregnancy, rheumatoid arthritis, prevention of fungal infections of the skin, detection of allergic rhinitis, hypertension in pregnancy glaucoma, screening for non-communicable diseases and screening for childhood obesity". More than 1300 persons have taken free advice, investigation and medicine during the health camps.
"Daily health talks on topics such as prevention of fungal skin diseases, different addictions, causes and prevention of pancreatitis, 'Dinacharya', the Ayurvedic way for a healthy life, prevention of diabetic Retinopathy and Rheumatoid arthritis are carried out where many patients are taking part," Dr. Deka said.
Information booklets and pamphlets on the importance and benefits of yoga and cleanliness are being distributed daily among the patients attending the programme at the hospital.