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90 per cent women found anaemic in Phullanwal village

In the health checkup camp organised by Indian Medical Association in Phullanwal village today,90 per cent of the women were found to be anaemic.

In the health checkup camp organised by Indian Medical Association (IMA) in Phullanwal village today,90 per cent of the women were found to be anaemic. The total number women checked for this test were 300,out of which 270 were found to be anaemic,revealed IMA general secretary Dr Narjit Kaur. Around 100 doctors of IMA had gone to the village.

Dr Kaur added,“Out of 270 women,100 were school girls – found to be underweight,had below normal height and were malnourished. Information collected by our team says that women in the village focused more on the diet of their husbands and their sons and less on their daughters,which has made them malnourished. We distributed around 5,000 iron tablets in this camp alone.” Around 70 per cent of them were had haemoglobin levels between 8 and 9 while 30 per cent were below 8,she added.

Apart from this,even bone density was checked in elderly women who already had menopause and not even a single woman was taking calcium tablets post menopause. The calcium tabelts were also distributed to these women while they were made aware of the same,told Dr Neelam Sodhi,an event organiser.

The doctors of IMA however stated that anaemia is common in urban as well as rural women,but the number of cases are more in rural areas.

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Dr Subash Batta,civil surgeon was the chief guest on this occasion while Dr Raj Cheema was the guest of honour.

First published on: 12-03-2012 at 02:13:36 am
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