Chandigarh March 14, 2019
Health Awareness & Check-Up Camp was organized at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall, Boy’s Hostel No. 4, Panjab University, Chandigarh for Mess and Canteen workers. Health checkup of the mess and canteen workers was conducted by Medical Officers Dr. Atul Bhardwaj and Dr. Ramesh Rattu.
The concept of Health Awareness & Check-Up Camp was initiated last year, at Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Hall, Boy’s Hostel No. 4, in association with Centre for Public Health. The Camp included the thirty minutes health talk regarding Musculoskeletal disorder, Physical Activity, and Environmental Consciousness by the Dr. Meenakshi, Rajinder Kaur and Anish Patyal. Besides, the camp also focused on the issue of personal hygiene, cleanliness, handwashing technique followed by the health check-up camp of the Mess and Canteen workers.
The camp was inaugurated by Professor Emaual Nahar Dean Student Welfare. Professor Nahar while addressing the mess and canteen workers highlighted the need to keep the kitchen and residential area neat and clean. Prof. Nahar further highlighted that health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well being. For a healthy life cycle, a person needs to have a balanced diet and has to regularly exercise. One must also live in a proper shelter, take enough sleep and have good hygiene habits.
The Coordinator of the Camp, Dr. Manoj Sharma apprised that this is the second consecutive year where such health camp has been organized at the Panjab University hostel. He apprised the health of workers is very important and we are committed to provide best facilities in the interest of student welfare and that around thirty workers are benefitted by this camp today.
Health camp also covered the concept of oral hygiene. It covered wide dimensions including how to wash vegetables, how to cut vegetables, how to cook under hygienic conditions. Among those present included Dr. Manoj Kumar, Warden Dr. Dinesh Kumar and team of experts from Centre for Public Health and other hostel residents and volunteers.