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Rotary International Reached Out to 1500 Women of Rural Bengal to Free Them From Anaemia or Low Haemoglobin


News Desk, News Nation 360 : Rural Bengal women are chronically suffering from low haemoglobin. They suffer silently as they are unable to realise their weakness or tiredness is due to low haemoglobin. Camps were done by Rotary clubs of Aabahamaan & salt lake metropolitan in association with Young Indians Kolkata, Kolkata menopause society and the Temple of Knowledge of Art of Living. Dr Aruna Tantia, Dr Nirmala Pipara, Dr Saktirupa Chakroborty, Dr Suranjan Charkraborty, Dr Shabana Roze Choudhary, Dr Nupur and Dr Saha gave their valuable time to serve these


women. Rotary Club of salt lake metropolitan of Rotary international district 3291 realised this problem and took up a project to screen, educate and treat these women. So far 1500 women have been screened by Rotarian doctors from clubs aided by different organisations and the results are an eye-opener. Around 68.5% of women were found to be anaemic, mostly attributed to nutritional causes. The last two camps at Gadkhali village on 7 th May 23 in Sundarbans and Mundapara on 14 th May 23 behind Ruby Hospital had around 200 patients and more than 75% were found to be anaemic. Each of the 200 women was given free iron medicine for 3-4 months and deworming besides screening for lifestyle diseases like Diabetes & Hypertension.  Re-screening will be done after 6 months to measure results. For the non-nutritional cause, they will be offered free surgery.

Pic : Courtesy

Report : Anustup Kundu

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