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Lessons in health for young girls

Avalude Arogyam programme held in city

Talking health to young girls, especially on reproductive health and menstrual hygiene, is a task that many mothers are quite uneasy about.

Avalude Arogyam, a programme organised by the Ernakulam Round Table 214 and coordinated by The Hindu In School with the support of the Indian Medical Association in the city on Tuesday, addressed such concerns of young girls at a school-based event. ERT charter chairman Suraj George Varghese inaugurated the event at Government Girls High School, Ernakulam. Sajoy George, District Project Officer, Sarva Siksha Kerala; Saurabh Gulechha, chairman, ERT 214; Sandeep Vasanth, former chairman, ERT 214; Kurian Joseph Alex, treasurer ERT 214; Vikas Agarwal, area secretary, ERT 214; Dr. N. Dinesh, IMA joint secretary; Shailaja P.S., headmistress, GGHS; and Shibu Chacko, PTA president, GGHS, were among those who participated in the inaugural function.

Students from IMA Medical Students’ Network, Mount Zion Unit, led the seminar and discussion on reproductive health, menstrual hygiene and anaemia.

“Women have the capacity to reproduce that makes them different physically from men. Taking care of this capacity ensures that the next generation is born healthy,” the medical students told the students from Class 8 onwards.

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