World Health Day observations at JNMC, Aligarh Muslim University
Aligarh: The enjoyment of the highest standard of health is necessary for people from all walks of life and socio-economic status, said Prof Anees Ahmad, Chairman, Department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
He was delivering a health talk on ‘Importance of Health in these times of Crisis and Mayhem’ at the Rural Health and Training Centre (RHTC), Jawan, organised to observe the World Health Day on theme, ‘Building a fairer, healthier world’.
Elaborating how the Covid-19 pandemic has renewed the focus on public health threats, Prof Anees pointed out that there are important lessons to learn.
He spoke about the second Covid wave in several Indian states, accompanied by inappropriate pandemic behaviour and urged people to wear masks, maintain social distance, avoid public gatherings and regularly sanitise hands.
Dr Tabassum Nawab (Medical Officer Health, RHTC) spoke on the importance of seeking awareness about government policies on health.
Dr Shaista Perveen discussed how to maintain personal hygiene, while Dr Shahnawaz Ahmed called for gender equality and educating the girl child. Dr Iram Abid spoke on menstrual hygiene and taboos associated with it.
Dr Uzma Eram conducted the programme.
Meanwhile, the Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib, Faculty of Unani Medicine collaborated with Simnan Imperial Guild (Sig) and Indian Integrated Community Health Association (IICHA) to distribute fruits, masks and a public water cooler to the slum dwellers living in the vicinity of NSS Office, AMU.
On the occasion, Prof S M Safdar Ashraf (Department of Tahaffuzi wa Samaji Tib), who is also the General Secretary of Sig and IICHA presented a report on the Covid situation.
He spoke on providing equal health facilities to citizens of all backgrounds.
Prof F S Sherani (Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) spoke on the works of Sig and IICHA.
Abdussabur Ashraf extended the vote of thanks. S Shahrukh Husain (Former-Senior Cabinet, AMUSU) conducted the programme.