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AMU Organizes Free Asthma Camp
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The Pulmunology and ID Clinic of Department of Pediatrics, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), organized a free health asthma consultation camp at the Iqra Public School.


Last Updated: 2011-05-02T08:35:47+05:30

AMU Organizes Free Asthma Camp

Aligarh: The Pulmunology and ID Clinic of Department of Pediatrics, J. N. Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), organized a free health asthma consultation camp at the Iqra Public School. It was organized as a part of celebration of World Asthma Day. As per sources, more than 250 students were provided free medical consultation which included 40 children who, having respiratory problems, were examined for asthma. Only six children were diagnosed positive to the disease.
 
While addressing the people at the camp, the In-charge of Pulmunology and ID Clinic, Dr. Farzana K. Beg said that bronchial asthma is the common cause for large number of people visiting hospitals and children absenting from school. Dr. Beg also said that there is an increase in prevalence of asthma by 3 folds in last two decades affecting almost one in every six children and causing a loss of 13 million school days every year.
 
Furthermore, she also highlighted the ways and means of prevention from the disease. In a study made by Dr. Farzana K. Beg, 536 asthmatic patients were admitted in J.N. Medical College in one and a half year period. Dr. Beg said that similar camps will be organized at Al-Barkat Public School and Pulmunology and ID Clinic on May 3 and 4 respectively.
 
Besides, on this occasion, Principal of Iqra Public School, Dr. Nandita Nag, Dr. Musheer Riyaz, Dr. Tarique Ekram, Dr. Kaifi Siddiqui, Dr. Leena and Dr. Kashif were present.
- By Archana Sharma
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