NDTV & Fortis Healthcare conducted second phase of health campaign
NDTV & Fortis Healthcare, in partnership with SRL Diagnostics, organized free blood sugar check – up camps as part of their continuing Health4U Campaign. This campaign urges people to take control of their health and focuses on promoting HEALTHY LIVING as a way of life, concentrating on raising awareness so that severe health issues can be avoided by taking precautions and ‘ACTING IN TIME’.
Keeping ‘Prevention is better than cure’ in mind, the focus of this campaign, in its second phase, is on spreading awareness about the rate at which Diabetes is increasing in India and the importance of getting blood sugar levels checked regularly to contain these rapidly increasing statistics.
In an attempt to reach the masses, camps were organized at various locations. In Delhi / Noida camps were held at multiple locations including Tihar Jail for all the inmates, particularly women. In Mumbai, the camp was held at Dharavi, the biggest slum cluster in Asia. In Chandigarh / Mohali the camp was held at ISB, Mohali;in Jaipur at the Jaipur Police Academy and in Bangalore camps were held at village schools near Electronic City. In Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabadand Lucknowcamps were organized at select Fortis and SRL facilities. Over 10,000 people were tested for blood sugar levels during the 8 hour camps.
These camps are a part of the NDTV – Fortis Health4U campaign that was launched in September in Mumbai. The initiative aims to provide healthcare facilities to those who are unable to afford such medical tests despite some medical tests costing as low as Rs.100and aims to educate people on some of the precautionary and timely measures that can be taken for overall better health.