Women often ignore their health under the pretext of taking care of others around them. They tend to take over-the-counter medicines to get rid of their pains and ignore their health for their families and kids. This often leads to debilitating pains and major health issues. Women also think that diagnoses will force them to be bedridden and take their attention off responsibilities. They are often also worried about money. However, if health issues are diagnosed in time, there is a higher chance of recovering faster and getting back to work and responsibilities. Thus, as a society, we must make collective efforts to help women take care of themselves and achieve better health outcomes.
Ms Nidarshana Gowani from Kamala Trust, who is a strong believer in the importance of women’s health, recently took the onus of these efforts and conducted a health check-up camp for women in Ayodhya.
While Kamala Ankibai Ghamandiram Gowani trust has been actively taking up healthcare initiatives over the past couple of years, this was a unique camp. The primary goal of the camp was breast cancer screening and making women aware of ways to self-detect breast cancer. They were also counselled about the way ahead if they find any abnormalities in their breast. Apart from breast cancer screening, the camp also touched upon other healthcare aspects such as ENT health, overall reproductive health and general fitness. The best doctors from Mumbai travelled to Ayodhya and attended the camp and made it a great success. They checked the women for ENT issues, checked their blood pressure and monitored their pulse, gynaecologists performed pap smear tests and general blood work was also done.
We talked to Mr Ramesh Gowani who is also actively involved with Kamala trust along with his wife Ms Nidarshana Gowani. He said that health is the greatest wealth and it is sad that money worries prevent people from tending to their health.
“A woman is a pillar that supports the family, we are just trying to make this pillar strong,” said Nidarshana.
Mr Nidarshana expressed her gratitude to IAS Vishal Singh, vice chairman, Ayodhya development authority and IAS Ankita Shukla, assistant municipal commissioner, Ayodhya Cantt for helping to make the camp an astounding success.
Ms Nidarshana says that they plan to focus on healthcare as one of their primary efforts and would conduct similar camps across cities. They have been doing a lot in the field of healthcare and this includes exemplary efforts during Covid-19 times, HPV vaccination drives and similar breast screening camps. We hope they continue the good work and help to improve the health conditions of the country, significantly.