Vaccination Campaign At Blue Bells Model School

Blue Bells Model School organizes Measles & Rubella vaccination programme

    

  • More than 600 students were vaccinated in the drive 
  • Was organised under the directive issued by District Education Officer, Gurugram

More than 600 students were vaccinated for Measles & Rubella in a drive organised by the Blue Bells Model School, Sector-4 today. The drive was organised under the directive issued by District Education Officer, Gurugram for administrating vaccination to school students.

Mr. Gaurav Antil, Joint Commissioner, MCG, Gurugram inaugurated the health drive along with Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati, Director, Blue Bells Group of Schools; Dr. Aradhana (Civil Hospital, Gurgaon) and Dr. Deepshikha Aggarwal( Civil Hospital).

Inaugurating the drive, Mr. Gaurav Antil, Joint Commissioner, MCG, Gurugram, said “children are the future of India and school is a second home for every child. It becomes duty of our school to protect every child against deadly diseases and health hazards. I want to congratulate Blue Bells School for its kind initiative”.

Measles is a contagious disease and spreads through coughing and sneezing of an infected person. Measles makes children vulnerable to life threatening complications such as Pneumonia, Diarrhoea and Brain Infection.

Globally, in 2015, measles killed an estimated 1, 34,200 children - mostly under-5 years. In India, it killed an estimated 49,200 children.

Rubella is a contagious, generally a mild infection, but can have serious consequences if infection occurs in pregnant women, causing fetal death or known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). Children with CRS may develop hearing impairments, eye and heart defects and other lifelong disabilities, including autism, diabetes mellitus and thyroid dysfunction - many of which require costly therapy, surgeries and other expensive care.

Students from class III to X participated in the drive.

“Today’s drive was not a mere campaign; it was a war against the deadly diseases which can make our children weak. With more such initiatives, I am confident that we can win the battle against such diseases. Today’s drive was a great success in itself, for which I want to thank everybody participated in the drive,”said Dr. Saroj Suman Gulati, Director, Blue Bells Group of Schools.

“I want to thank our school for organsing the drive. I also hope that our school will further organise such drive in the coming time ahead,” said Jyoti, student of Blue Bells Model School.

M3M Organises Free Health Check Up Camp 3

M3M organizes free health camp for its employees and construction staff

  • M3M Group in association with Artemis Hospital organized free health checkup camp for its employees and construction workers
  • 1500 people get their free health check up done
  • Blood donation camp was also organized in association with Lions Club

India’s leading real estate developer, M3M, organized a free health camp for its employees and construction workers at its site office in Sector 65 and M3M Woodshire office in sector 107, Gurugram. The Group has been organizing these camps every year with the aim of extending health and safety measures to its employees and construction staff and as part of its efforts at extending wide support to community welfare initiatives. More than 1500 people got their health checkup done at the camp this time which was organized in association with Artemis Multi-specialty Hospital. 

A one day blood donation camp on the same day was also held in which M3M employees donated blood, a lifeline in an emergency. The blood donation camp was organized in association with Lions Club and a total of 80 units of blood were collected. In addition to the above initiatives, a Bhandara was also organized by the Group for all its employees and site workers.

Mr. Roop Bansal, Managing Director, M3M Group said, “These initiatives are driven by our vision at playing an active role towards contributing to harmonious and sustainable development of society. Good health is central to human happiness and well-being and we are glad that we are able to contribute towards this noble cause through M3M CSR operations. Our sincere thanks to Artemis Hospital and Lions Club for the support extended by them.”

Various tests were conducted free of cost including CBC, Blood Sugar, ECG, BMD and Mammography.  “Our thanks to the M3M Group for this health check-up camp. Through these camps we are able to get the necessary medical attention. On our own, we would not have made an effort at giving our health its due importance but now we are assured of our well-being,” said one the construction workers.

 
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) appointed Soumya Swaminathan as its new Deputy Director General for its programmes. Swaminathan has served as the Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) an apex body in India for biomedical research, for over two years now.

The 58-year-old paediatrician would be holding the second-highest position in the global body, working under Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. She is also a clinical scientist, known for her research on tuberculosis.

Saminathan has also served as the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Chennai. She is the daughter of MS Swaminathan (92), the acclaimed Indian geneticist and father of green revolution. As per WHO Director General, Swaminathan will be the deputy director general for programmes (DDG) and Jane Ellison will be the deputy director general for corporate operations (DDC).