With an idea to spread awareness amongst the different sections of the society Shimla based NGO, Ashadeep along with Cantonment Board Jutogh dispensary organised a Diabetes Awareness, testing and treatment Camp for the civilian population of the area. The camp was organized at Cantonment Board Jutogh dispensary. Besides, blood test and diagnosis, free medicines were given to the needy patients.

To make it successful, Ashadeep got help of a team of doctors and medical staff headed by Indira Gandhi Medical College, Associate Professor, Dr. Jitender Kumar Mokta. While speaking on the occasion Dr. Jitinder Mokta underlined the need for early detection of diabetes as it was affecting and catching especially the young. He said

“Our immediate aim is to aware the different sections of the society about diabetes, to remove all the hurdles that come in the way of awareness of diabetes and educate them for prevention, early detection and treatment,”

Dr. Mokta said that to curve the Diabetes, it is urgent to implement the four A’s make diabetes’s care available, accessible, affordable and acceptable. He attributed the changing sedentary lifestyle and obesity for the cause of diabetes as in present scenario the energy intake was higher as compared to the energy expenditure. He disclosed that the obesity trends in the adults were three times more.

Talking about diabetes implication he disclosed that if diabetes affects at age of 20, it could produce renal failure, blindness or amputation at the age of 45 which could also impact the economy of the country.

With obesity emerging as a major problem, he emphasized the need of doing away of fast foods that is fast emerging as a killer diet. He advised to adopt a healthy life style with exercise and intake of healthy food diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.

Working towards diabetes awareness across the state, Sushil Tanwar, President Ashadeep said that this was the twenty fifth such awareness camp organized by Ashaddep.

The camp was inaugurated by C.O.M.H.Jutogh Col D. Bagchi and presided over by C.E.O.Jutogh Cantt. While applauding the effort, Singh said that it was first ever health camp in the recent history of the cantonment. He further assured that such initiatives would be encouraged in the interest of general public in future. As many as 150 patients were benefited in the camp. Dr.Ramesh of I.G.M.C. Shimla and Dr. Shailendra Avasthi R.M.O of Jutogh dispensary also rendered their services in the camp.

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