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Series of health talks, programmes organised

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 14 - City-based Narayana Superspeciality Hospital organised a series of health talks and programmes in the city and other locations recently to promote preventive healthcare aiming at detection of any possible health issues at an early stage so that the same can be diagnosed and treated effectively.

The health talk held at Sankardev Sishu Niketan, Maligaon, was organised in association with Rotaract Club of Guwahati and Kalyan (Mumbai) on the topic �Hygiene Practice for School Children�, said a statement.

Pinaki Bayan, nursing superintendent of the hospital, spoke about the �dos and don�ts� of personal hygiene to around 150 student attendees along with their parents.

Another programme that was held with the CRPF was an elaborate cancer awareness talk by Dr Arunansu Kar, medical oncologist of Narayana Hospital (Kolkata). He spoke on �Seven Warning Signs of Cancer� such as change in bowel or bladder habits, a sore that does not heal, unusual bleeding or discharge, thickening or a lump in the breast, testicles or elsewhere, indigestion or difficulty in swallowing, obvious change in the size, colour, shape, or thickness of warts, moles or mouth sores and nagging cough or hoarseness.

Over 146 CRPF personnel, including officers and jawans, participated in the programme.

Another programme, the BLS (Basic Life Support) Training Programme, was arranged for around 100 policemen, including officers as well as constables, on the premises of Kalaigaon and Tangla police stations. A BLS training is a programme that provides the best possible paramedical care in case of any unforeseen medical situations until full medical care can be given.

A team of reputed doctors participated in the camps.

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