by The Welthi Bureau | 18 DEC 2017
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is launching a programme for curing anemic children studying in NDMC schools, potentially benefiting 7 lakh kids in these schools. Miss Preeti Aggarwal, Mayor-NDMC said this while speaking at the India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards in the Capital today.
"We are launching this initiative for curing anemic children studying in North Delhi Municipal Corporation schools. The initiative will also focus on steps for precaution steps so that these children do not become anemic in future," said Miss Aggarwal.
While speaking at the 4th Edition of India Health & Wellness Summit And Awards in the Capital today, Miss Aggarwal said that the programme will be implemented with the help of nurses working in government hospitals who will go house to house and treat the children and give them necessary supplements and also teach the parents of these children as how they can keep anemia at bay.
Speaking at the inaugural session of the event, Mr Anil Sharma, Former Member of Parliament and Bhartiya Janta Party leader said that awareness is required for environment protection and for keeping illnesses away. "Awareness is extremely important for alleviation of a lot of problems and illnesses. We just need to be responsible for keeping our neighbourhood clean so as to keep dengue and other similar diseases away," he said.
Former Mayor of South Delhi Sarita Choudhary underlined individual and collective responsibility of the people in fighting most of the problems associated with environment degradation. "What is our responsibility given the current scenario? What are we doing? Why not we make a start? It is our responsibility as individuals to protect the environment" she said.
All of the signatories together released the India Health & Wellness Summit And Awards souvenir commemorating the 4th edition of the event.
Welcoming the guest Mr Kamal Narayan Omer, Managing Director, India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards said, “We are excited to bring to you the fourth edition of the Summit. We need a debate and awareness about the problems related to health and more importantly related to wellness of ourselves and of the future generation. We have come to a situation where it has, in some way, become criminal in Delhi to bring up children since pollution has the potential to damage the brains of new born babies,"
Through the day major stakeholders, policy makers, health care professionals, industry leaders, innovators, social-sector influences and entrepreneurs put their heads together to work out solutions for the problem. The panelists included some of the top names from the industry and the social sector: Dr Atul Kapoor, Founder, regency Healthcare, Dr Dharminder nagar, Managing Director, Paras Healthcare, Barun Aggarwal, CEO & Founder, Breathe Easy labs, Mr Gaurav Kapur, Senior Vice President, YES Gkobal Institute, Abhishek Kapoor, Senior Vice President-Strategy, Regency Healthcare, Mr Kiran Vasireddy, COO, Paytm, Mr PKSV Sagar, Managing Director, Camfil Air Filtration, Rajendra Singh, Magsaysay Awardee & Water Activist, Mr Parth Patel, Director-South Asia, Dupont Nutrition & Health and many more.
The focus of this year’s IHW was: Breakthrough in Clean Air, Food, Healthcare and Technology -- the cornerstones for good health.
There was a special session where stakeholders debated and discussed the state of India’s healthcare system and came up with possible solutions.
Awards were given acknowledging the good work that both individuals and organizations have done to make a quality difference to the lives of people’s health.
The fourth edition of the India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards had a great start at the Shangri-La Hotel in Delhi with ministers, healthcare practitioners, industry leaders, and NGOs.
The Summit works as a catalyst, as it conceives and deliberates on possible answers to the growing challenges faced by the billion plus population of our country in leading a health life.
The awards recognize and celebrate excellence by honouring the efforts of those organisations and individuals whose work over the past year has taken us closer to the vision of a healthy India.
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