Awareness programme on women health in Amritsar

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Amritsar, August 18

A special live health awareness programme on women health was organised at the District Library here today.

The programmee dwelt on breast cancer and diseases related to breast. It was held in association with Medanta Hospital, Gurugram.

The one-hour event was organised under the Indian Public Library Movement. It aims to convert the District Library into more than a place for books, select 50 libraries across 23 states, develop infrastructure and give a holistic aspect to a public library. The session was attended by housewives, students and teachers.

Dr Kanchan Kaur from Medanta Hospital addressed the gathering through internet. The session was conducted at different libraries under the Indian Public Library Movement at the same time. She stressed on various myths about the breast diseases, symptoms and treatment required. She also talked about the possibility of breast cancer among males, if the chest muscles over grows.

She also advised the female listeners to follow a healthy diet and keep a routine check on their breasts.

Kanchan said, “The kind of environment in which we live, diseases can come in any form from any resource. So, firstly, a healthy lifestyle has to be maintained along with zero tolerance towards unhealthy or junk meals.”

Following the session, an interactive question and answer round was also held. Prabhjot Kaur, the librarian at the District Library, said, “Such events of public interest will be organised more. It will become a part of the library.”

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