A mega women health camp and ‘Jyot se Jyot Jalao’ eye check up camp was organised at Khunti Sadar Hospital on Sunday in joint collaboration of Women Doctors’ Wing of IMA Jharkhand, All India Netra Society, Jharkhand Netra Society, Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital and State health Department.
The camps were inagurated by Governor Droupadi Murmu and State Rural Development Minister Neelkanth Singh Munda. On the occasion, chairperson of IMA Jharkhand’s women’s wing Dr. Bharti Kashyap was felicitated by the Governor for the series of Mega Women Health Camps being organised across State.
A Colposcope and Cryo Machine Set was also handed over to the hospital by the Governor and the Minister which can help identify and treat cervical pre-cancer.
As many as 150 women were treated in the camp and all the gynaecologists in the hospital were provided training for use of the new colposcope and cryo machine.
Of the 150 women who were provided check up, at least 60 per cent were found suffering with swelling and infection in cervix and were provided tablets of kit 2 and kit 6, free of cost. Also, three women were found suffering with cervical pre-cancer and were provided colposcope guided cryo treatment on the spot. All the women who arrived at the camp were also given a month’s dose of iron folic acid and calcium tablets.
Dr. Bharati Kashyap informed that Khunti Sadar hospital became the 11th Sadar Hospital in the State to have machine for detecting and treating cervical pre-cancer. "Every year, 67,000 women die of cervical cancer in our country. The aim of IMA women’s wing is to make Jharkhand cervical cancer free by organizing such camps. Also, we are getting experts from hospitals across the country to train gynaecologists of Jharkhand on the issue."
Meanwhile, in the Jyot Se Jyot Jalao camp, vetro retina surgeon Dr. Vibhuti Kashyap provided free eye check up for 230 people of whom 48 were found to be patients of diabetes. Of these 18 per cent patients were found to have diabetic retinopathy. These patients will be provided treatment free of cost at Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital under Ayushman Bharat Scheme.
Governor Droupadi Murmu said on the occasion, "It is very important for women to be healthy because if they are not healthy themselves how will they look after their families. The strengthening of Sadar hospitals by installing new machines and providing training to the doctors will help provide better treatment to patients."