Novel plans lined up for Women's Day

 Women hitting Cubbon Park on Sunday can get a piece of advice on their health and also relish health drinks, thanks to the department of Ayush.

As a part of the Women’s Day programme, a group of Ayush medical officers would offer advice to women on managing their health with special emphasis on antenatal and postnatal care.

The walkathon, organised by Confederation of Women Entrepreneurs, Bengaluru, is expected to see over 2,000 participants. Dr Bharathi, Ayush medical officer, said that the group of doctors would be offering a health drink beneficial to women of all age groups. They would also teach the participants how to prepare it.

The Ayush drink would be a concoction prepared from amla, pomegranate, ginger and other ingredients. “Each of these has medicinal values. Instead of having sugar-laced drinks, women can prepare this. This is a small step in avoiding non-communicable diseases,” she said.

Ayush department will also offer samples of Shatavari granules for lactating mothers. Free aloe vera plants would be distributed at the venue near the band stand. “Known as Kumari in ayurvedic texts, aloe vera is known to cure several diseases among women,” said Bharathi.

Walkathon

The Bangalore Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists will organise a walkathon at Malleswaram to mark Women’s Day. They aim to create awareness about several women-related issued through the walkathon.

Speaking to DH, Dr Chandrika, president elect, Bangalore Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, said the walkathon would begin at 7 am from Malleswaram grounds. This will be inaugurated by Suresh Kumar, Rajajinagar MLA. 

“Gynaecologists, medical students, paramedics, nursing staff and enthusiasts will be part of the walk. We will create awareness about issues such as diabetes, anaemia, female foeticide, cervical cancer and OBG emergencies,” she added. “A majority of women have a low haemoglobin count during pregnancy. This can affect both the health of mother and child adversely,” said Chandrika.

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