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‘Health of Sanitation workers key for health of the city’; Sarbjit Kaur, Mayor Chandigarh

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MCC organizes first of its kind mega health checkup camp for women safaikarmacharis as part of ‘Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’

Chandigarh, September 22:- More than 500 Women Safaikarmcharis and group D women employees of Municipal Corporation Chandigarh benefitted from a mega health check up camp organized for them at Rani Laxmi Bai Mahila Bhawan, Sector 38, here today where the women sanitation workers underwent various health checkups and got testing done.
The camp was organized as part of the 15 day long campaign of “Swachh Amrit Mahotsav’ in association with Chandigarh Welfare Trust and Tera hi Tera Mission hospital. It was formally declared open by Smt. Sarbjit Kaur Dhillon, Mayor, Chandigarh in the presence of Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, Commissioner, MCC, and office bearers of the associated organizations.
While addressing the women safaikarmacharis, the Mayor said that the sanitation workers are key for the health of the city. She asked them to use all the protective gear while working in the field. She said workers and their family members who consult doctors at the camp would be provided free tests and medicines, for which necessary directions have been issued to the concerned officials.
She said that the focus of the camp was to simultaneously disseminate message on promotion of healthy life style as there are common preventable risk factors for diabetes, hypertension, cardio vascular diseases and breast cancer etc. She said that steps were being taken by the MCC to organize such health camps on regular intervals during which besides screening, special focus was laid on creating awareness among the employees about health education, hygiene and precautions during rendering their duty.
The health camp was attended by more than 500 women sanitation workers and group D employees of MCC, who were screened for various ailments and were provided with free medicines by a team of specialist doctors including Physicians, Gynaecologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, ENT specialists besides general checkup of blood pressure, diabetes, Mammography and skin checkup etc. In addition to that nearly 100 women safaikarmacharis were vaccinated with booster dose of COVID-19 during the health camp.