Delhi, Nov 29: The
pavilion of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been awarded for
“Outstanding Contribution towards Public Communication and Outreach” at the
41st India International Trade Fair 2022 held at Pragati Maidan, this week. The
health pavilion was one of the most popular pavilions at the trade fair with a
huge daily footfall over the fortnight starting 14th Nov, 2022.
Pavilion was the centre of various screenings, counseling in different public
health issues, along with imparting of skills such as life-saving skills by
experts, in the main venue and three off-site camps at Pragati Maidan.
As many as
37,887 screenings, investigations, counseling and trainings were conducted at
the pavilion. Blood pressure and blood sugar had the highest number of screenings
at 4990 and 4356, respectively. Nearly 5530 visitors visited the NHA counter
where 1110 visitors got their ABHA cards and benefits of getting ABHA ID were
also provided. 2920 visitors were counseled on TB prevention and management,
and many pledged to become Ni-kshay Mitras.
2000 visitors were imparted life-saving skills, while 2616 got their eyes
checked up, and 2371 benefitted from oral check-up. Close to 2000 were provided
physiotherapy, whereas nearly 2000 benefitted from anemia testing and
subsequent counseling on healthy eating habits to address it.
1798 were counselled for NACO and nearly 441 had HIV tests conducted. Anemia
Mukt Bharat stall witnessed an inflow of 2408 testing for hemoglobin. Around
1653 were sensitized on vector control, and nearly 810 people got counselling
on varied aspects of mental health encompassing concerns amongst children,
elderly needs, and work stress.
of Health and Family Welfare’s pavilion successfully engaged the audience and
disseminated information by way of organizing quiz competitions on TB, No
Tobacco, Vector-borne diseases, and non-communicable diseases. Daily nukkad
nataks enthralled the visitors on an array of topics encompassing themes such
as prevention from vector-borne diseases, awareness regarding HIV/AIDS and
addressing stigma attached to it, availing of benefits of different schemes of
Government for testing and treatment of TB, and enthusing visitors to pledge
hosted magic shows and organized drawing and quiz completion for school-going
children for awareness on emerging issues such as pollution, healthy eating,
healthy lifestyle etc.