Health Check up Camp for Police personnel and Senior Citizens
New Delhi (News4city)- South District Delhi Police organizes free HEALTH CHECK UP CAMPS on World Health Day for South District Police personnel and senior citizens as ‘Good Health adds Life to Years’.
Police as a profession is known for the tremendous stress that it takes one through, continuously juggling with split second life-saving decisions and for unspecified working hours thus leading to unhealthy eating habits and adverse impact on efficient policing. Most of the Police personnel either show little concern about their health for numerous reasons or are extremely pressed for time. This essentially means an immediate need to reach a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.
Keeping up with our commitment of responsible and community policing as well as to have a health reality check and early detection of the health issues, South District Delhi Police took a small step in this direction and organized a free health check up camp with various partnering hospitals, for their Police personnel and Senior Citizens enrolled with South District. Over 917 Police personnel ( 821 male and 96 female workforce), 91 their family members residing in police colonies in South district and over 177 Senior citizens were screened for their complete body check-up that included Hemoglobin, Blood sugar fasting, Urea, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, BMI, Dental, Eye Examination, ECG and Mammography etc; by a specialized team of doctors and supporting staff of Max Hospital, Majeedia Hospital, Sukhmani Hospital, Aakash Hospital, Metro Hospital, Chugh Hospital, Laxmi Life Line, S. R Hospital and Escorts Hospital; at different police stations under DCP/South District office Hauz Khas, on 05th and 6th April, 2018.
The focus of the initiative was to nip the nail in the bud and to increase awareness about the major health concerns, the repercussions of these concerns as well as how to best handle these health issues.
The emphasis was also on the health and general well being of our female Police personnel above the age of 40 and the senior citizens who also got individual medical advice to look after their health. A special Mammography camp was organized for the female Police personnel. The team of doctors that included physicians and general practitioners gave free consultancy to the Police personnel, their families and the Senior Citizens and emphasized on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as a preventive care. This included useful tips on dealing with stress, consumption of healthy food and regularly exercising.
A report regarding the same was presented by the team of Doctors which provided insights and actions for ‘Healthy and Stress free Living’.