Noida: Noida International University’s (NIU) School of Allied Health Sciences recently organised a day-long awareness camp and health screening among school-going children at Oxford Green Public School, Mohammadabad Kheda, Greater Noida. The students of the University gathered in large number at the venue for conducting the health awareness camp in a smooth manner. A general medical camp and health screening with special focus on assessment of obesity and malnutrition among school-going children was done during the event.
The camp was organised and carried out actively and successfully under the supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Supriya Awasthi and Prof. (Dr.) Ranjana Singh along with other faculty and staff members of the School of Allied Health Sciences. The campaign was carried out with a crucial aim of creating awareness among the school children and women on the safe health practices for their safe and healthy future. In India, especially in rural areas the people ignore their health and are dependent on the “Gharelu Nuskhas” and do not seek medical help till the time the situation aggravates. Therefore, Noida International University is aiming to help community in awareness about Self Care & awareness on health related issues.
“Such health awareness and check-up camps are very important of school children as they can learn about basic health issues and how to take care of themselves. A general eye health check-up was also done where 21 school children participated enthusiastically. Students were also taught about how to calculate BMI, have a balanced diet to prevent malnutrition and good health practices including sanitation and hand wash in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from children, some village women were also examined and made aware on health issues. I congratulate all the organisers for a successful health awareness camp and hope we will continue to organise such events,” said Dr Supriya Awasthi, Professor at School of Allied Health Sciences in Noida International University.