Saturday, 24 September 2016

Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) annual flagship event – the MTNL Perfect Health Mela to focus on controlling vector-borne diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue & Zika

Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) annual flagship event – the MTNL Perfect Health Mela to focus on controlling vector-borne diseases like Chikungunya, Dengue & Zika Commemorating 25 years of its inception, the theme for this year's Perfect Health Mela will be ‘One Health.' New Delhi, 23rd September 2016: HCFI, a leading national non-profit organisation, committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, today announced the theme and details of its flagship event, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2016. The Mela will be organised from October 25-29, 2016 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi jointly with Health & F.W. Dept. NCT Delhi, MTNL, NDMC & other Central & Delhi state Government department. The Indian Medical Association will be the knowledge partner for the event. An annual event curated to spread mass health awareness using entertainment as a medium; the theme for this year’s event is “One Health” and will focus on the current vector-borne disease menace in the country with special reference to chikungunya, dengue, malaria and Zika. Speaking about the Mela Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President HCFI & President Elect IMA said, “The Perfect Health Mela will lay an increased focus on the importance of ‘One health’, a Global movement pressing the need for a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines — working locally, nationally, and globally — to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. We will also aim to raise mass awareness about the prevention of mosquito-borne diseases and the dangers of unnecessary platelet transfusion.” Started in 1993, the Perfect Health Mela caters to people from all age groups and all walks of life. It showcases activities across categories such as health education seminars, check-ups, entertainment programs, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and competitions. The Mela is attended by over 200 organisations each year including those from the State and Central government, PSUs, and leading corporates. The various events being organised this year include the Harmony & Ecofest National inter-school competitions, IMA Baby Shower program Healthy baby show, Anmol- inter-school competitions of children with special needs, Heritage National School Classical Dance Competitions, Divya Jyoti Medico Masti National Youth Competitions and a spiritual gurus conference on “All Faith Consensus on One Health”. Free medical check-ups will be provided to all visitors. Dr N V Kamat advisor IMA and former director health services Delhi Government and Dr R N Tandon, Honorary Finance Secretary IMA in a joint statement said that less than 50% people at any given time are aware of the national and state health programs and the Perfect Health Mela will give an opportunity for the people to know and take advantage of health programs. Dr P K Sharma, Medical Health Officer, NDMC & the civic partner of the year’s Perfect Health Mela in a statement said, ‘We congratulate Heart Care Foundation of India on this initiative and will extend our complete support towards making the event a success". For more information about the event, please visit Entry to the Mela is free for all.

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