7th April 2024  – MY HEALTH, MY RIGHT

On the occasion of World Health Day, Department of Community  Medicine, Andhra Medical College has organised the Health Fair at Rural Health Centre, Simhachalam. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. G Butchi Raju, Principal & Addl. DME, AMC and attended by Dr G Rajendra Prasad Vice Principal and Dr. NAVSK Ravi Kumar Retd Professor of Medicine who is a yoga instructor. Dr. A . Krishna Veni Prof & HoD SPM, Dr. Radha Kumari, Prof of SPM  and other faculty members of SPM, interns and students have actively  involvd in organizing the camp. NSS students of Andhra Medical College have supported in organizing the health fair at RHC, Simhachalam
More than 300 patients across all age groups utilised the services provided. The following Five Stalls were arranged:
1. Health screenings:
Height, weight, BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, blood sugar and hemoglobin were measured.
Individual health advice was provided based on the screening results.
2. Nutritional guidance: Specific dietary recommendations were offered for diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, PCOD, and kidney disease.
Recipes using locally sourced ingredients were introduced.
Information on forgotten foods, probiotics, antioxidants, and anti-aging foods was shared.
3. Adolescent health education:
Adolescents (10-19 years) were educated on 6 topics:
Anemia, Lifestyle management, Stress management, Reproductive health, Menstrual hygiene
Adolescents were screened for anemia and received educational materials.
4. Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) awareness:
A stall displayed information on the warning signs of stroke, heart attack, and cancers.
The stall emphasized the importance of early diagnosis and treatment.
5. Health promotion:
The importance of the World Health Day theme “My health, my right” was explained.
The importance of mental and social health alongside physical health for a healthy life was highlighted.
The benefits of yoga in early childhood for holistic health were discussed.
Preventive measures for sunstroke were explained.
In assocation with Association of Surgeons of India (AISI) along with Department of Surgery have organized the blood donation camp on the eve of World Health Day under the guidance of Dr.V. Manmadha Rao, Vice Principal, AMC. Nearly 80 Medical students of AMC have donated blood on this occasion.