Celebrating womanhood, Fortis Hospital Vashi celebrated the International Women’s Day on Saturday with a social cause. The hospital conducted a number of interactive activities involving women, with an objective of making them healthy, aware, and secure. The social message of the celebration centered around the evil of female foeticide.
For the International Women’s Day celebrations, Fortis Hospital Vashi invited children from The Nanhi Chhaan Foundation, who performed a skit with a strong social message on the burning issue of female foeticide. Spreading the awareness among the visitors, the staff of the hospital also performed a skit on the evil of female foeticide.
Dr. Bipin Chevale, Facility Director, Fortis Vashi said, “The objective is to spread awareness. The performances by the children and the Fortis staff sent out a strong message that the practice of female foeticide will do more harm than good to the families, to the society and to the nation. The malpractice of female foeticide has resulted in adverse gender ratio in the country and it must be stopped. We appreciate the efforts of children and our staff for spreading awareness.”
On the occasion of Women’s Day, lectures by experts on health and nutrition were organized for the expecting mothers. Dr. Shalini Varma Gynaecologist and Dr. Nigam Aja Physiotherapist, at Fortis Vashi, conducted interactive sessions on how expectant mothers can ensure better safety and health for self and the new-borns. Dr. Swati Bhushan, Head Nutritionist at Fortis Vashi also delivered a session on proper nutrition for the expectant mothers.
The hospital also held recreational events for the participants, painting competition for the female children and prizes were distributed to the winners. There were engaging fun events as well. Renowned Indian Zumba practitioner Sucheta Pal conducted a Zumba session that saw enthusiastic participation from women from all age groups. Other events at the celebration included live demo of healthy food recipes, self-defense training and free health check-ups / consultation / tests for women.
Said Dr. Bipin Chevale, Facility Director, Fortis Vashi, “The occasion of International Women’s Day is an opportunity for the hospital to engage with women from all sections of the society. Through these interactions, we aim to spread the message of health, awareness and security for women and we are extremely pleased with the enthusiastic participation from our patrons. We are looking forward to more such events to engage women socially and spread awareness on issues of women.”