180 workers, kin get check-ups, vaccines

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 20 May 2018

Apart from a routine health check-up, the adults were injected for tetanus and the children were given polio drops. 

Pune: CREDAI-Pune Metro, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and National Health Mission (NHM) recently had organised a health check-up camp for construction workers and their families. The camp was initiated recently at the labour camp of a city-based developer in Aundh.

A total of 180 workers were inspected during the camp. Apart from a routine health check-up, the adults were injected for tetanus and the children were given polio drops. 

This camp will be held at 44 other construction sites within PMC limits in the next six months. Under the camp, a normal health check-up, immunisation, awareness programme regarding vector-borne diseases, prevention and control, birth registration, etc. will be included. There will be 15 people involved in this camp, including a gynaecologist, physicians, doctors and nurses, besides a vaccination vehicle.

Dr Kalpana Baliwant, Assistant Medical Officer of PMC’s Health Department said that construction workers have to go to various construction sites. “Thus, the dose of vaccination of their children is not completed, because of which they are prone to various diseases. Such camps are the need to of the hour to address and solve these problems,” said Baliwant.

Dr Ketaki Ghatge, Associate Health Officer and Joint Secretary of the National Urban Health Mission, said that it is a good time to create awareness among the workers regarding health problems in monsoon.

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