BANGALORE: An anxious gathering of over 500 women from all walks of life and communities came together at Vishranthi, the multi-faceted centre for senior citizens and orphans in the city recently.
Vishranthi Mahila Arogya Yojana, a programme to spread awareness on the general health concerns of women, was held in association with Innerwheel Club of Bangalore. The event was inaugurated by B N Bache Gowda, Minister for Labour and Silk, Government of Karnataka.
At the event, Dr Ashwini from Ramaiah Medical College and Research Centre delivered a talk on personal hygiene, menstrual hygiene and cervical cancer, which making them conscious of their health.
The objective of the programme was to spread awareness and help to treat the general diseases at the early stages including cervical cancer which is very high among the rural women folk, given the taboo and general unhygienic conditions that persist.
This project also aims to get the participation of 100 per cent of the women through Self-Help Groups to be independent with regard to their personal hygiene needs. The first free cervical camp will be held on May 1.