Day-long workshop organised

Women need to take care of their health at every phase of their life, besides taking care of the physical and psychological development of their children, according to S. Jagadeeswari, retired professor in gynaecology from Rangaraya Medical College.

Addressing the day-long workshop and interactive session on ‘women empowerment through awareness of health, hygiene and nutrition' organised by the Directorate of Women and Grievances of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University - Kakinada (JNUK) here on Tuesday, Dr. Jagadeeswari explained the cyclical changes taking place in women's life. She said that the life of women was completely different from that of men and so were the health issues.

Explaining various phases of pregnancy through a power-point presentation, Dr. Jagadeeswari said that ultra sound scanning would help doctors examine the growth of foetus and to know its health at the end of the 16th week of pregnancy. She advised women not to forget about their health by getting themselves engaged in the upbringing of children, but make it mandatory to visit doctor periodically.

Dr. Jagadeeswari stressed the need for middle aged women undergoing cancer screening tests regularly, as the number of cancer cases was increasing steadily. Prof. Appa Rao observed that the problem of malnutrition was high among girls when compared to boys.