HYDERABAD: With International Women’s Day fast approaching, SRL Diagnostics, a diagnostics chain, on Monday honoured and felicitated five exceptionally spirited women from the city, who despite all odds in their lives emerged winners became role models for many.
They were provided high end cervical cancer screening and a lifetime offer of SRLs premium health screening package.
Among the women felicitated during the event were Sonia Choudhary (29) an acid attack survivor. Anjina Rajagopalan (61) who runs a home, Sai Kripa, for abandoned and orphaned children, on the outskirts of the Capital in Noida. Anjina takes care of the children, educates them and even marries them off.
Anna Marie Lopes (28), a victim of domestic violence and sexual harassment, presently works with an NGO that works for gender violence. Omkari (35) is strong and confident woman who entered the male dominated career as a commercial driver to support her family. Rajni Bhagat Arora (63) was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer almost 12 years back. But she fought back fearlessly and presently she is a volunteer for an NGO that supports people with cancer. In an endeavour to promote the message of preventive healthcare on the occasion, the diagnostic chain also released a report on ‘Importance of early diagnosis in women’. Some startling facts were reported.
■ According to the National Family Health Survey, 55 per cent have anemia.
■ Cardiovascular diseases are the most important cause of death in women, as per Registrar General of India
■ 40 per cent of women constitute almost two million death caused by diseases of circulatory system
■ 2.1 million women die of diabetes each year in the world.
■ 60 per cent of around 40 million Indians who suffer from thyroid related disorders are women.
■ Osteoporosis is estimated to affect 200 million women worldwide.