With an aim to create awareness on good health, prevention of various diseases and to commemorate Infection Control Week
Online PR News – 16-December-2014 – Hyderabad – Hyderabad: Global Hospitals, Lakdi-ka-Pul Nagar organized a three-day awareness programme for school children on Healthy Practices.
The endeavor of the programme was to create health awareness and importance of a healthy lifestyle, so that these school children can be the ambassadors of good health in the community. Programmes like health talks, skits, video clips and dances around the theme of infection control and health practices were organized.
Four hundred students participated in the three-day programme. The schools that participated in the program are Little Flower High School, Queens International School, Majidia Government High School, Government High School Raj Bhavan Road, Government High School NBT Nagar and Radiant Government School.
“It is very important that students are taught the importance of a healthy lifestyle management and prevention as they are the citizens of tomorrow who will take the country forward. Our aim is to invite schools in our vicinity from time to time and to organize similar programs,” Dr. Hirendranath, Vice-President, Medical Services, Global Hospitals said.
He also added that apart from making them understand the importance of good health, we also provide them with Health Guide prepared by the hospital so that they can carry home what they have learnt and also pass it on to others in the community.
“Healthy habits in childhood promote optimal childhood health, growth and intellectual development; prevent immediate health problems like iron deficiency anemia, obesity, eating disorders and dental caries. Healthy habits at a young age also help prevent long-term health problems, such as coronary heart disease, cancer, and strokes. Health awareness programmes for children at school help them attain develop healthy habits from their childhood and empower them with the skills to adopt long-term, healthy behaviors,” Dr K.V. Kamesh, Consultant Internal Medicine, Global Hospitals said.