Anaemia is a commonly found disease where a person suffers from a deficiency of red cells or of haemoglobin in the blood which results into weariness. In order to create the awareness about the same, The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) and ‘Emcure Pharmaceuticals’ had organised a haemoglobin check up camp at 35 places across the country. This effort was noted by Limca Book of Records as more than 3000 residents visited the camp in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai at the same time. This health check-up was inaugurated by FOGSI’s president Dr. Rishma Pai at Cooper hospital. It was due to the camp that many anaemic patients came to the forefront.
Symptoms of anaemia
- Fast heart rate or palpitations
- Spoon-shaped nails
- Shortness of breath
“Anaemia happens when your body lacks essential nutrients. This happens when we intake more of sour, oily, spicy food items. This decreases the level of nutrients and the person becomes anaemic. In comparison to men, women are more prone to anaemia. If we go by WHO survey, pregnant women are 87% anaemic, 55% women becomes anaemic, 24% men becomes anaemic and 70% children becomes anaemic. This also leads to infant deaths. This is curable but it needs awareness,” said Dr. Rishma Pai, President, FOGSI.
Anaemic cases are increasing day by day. It also happens when someone fails to understand the symptoms. However, FOGSI has decided to make India free from anaemia and hence the camp was organised.
This camp was organised at K J Somaiyya hospital, Sion hospital, D Y Patil hospital, Nerul, Dr. R N Kapoor municipal general hospital, Dombivali’s KDMC hospital, Nair hospital, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Solapur, Nanded and Miraj at the same time.