World Health Day Observance
Aravind-Coimbatore, April 1
Aravind Eye Hospital along with Shanti Ashram, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and Young Indians (Yi) Coimbatore organised a programme to observe World Health Day on 2nd April 2022. Dr.G.S.Sameeran, I.A.S, District Collector- Coimbatore was the chief guest. Dr.Kalpana Narendran welcomed the gathering and insisted on the importance of early eye screening for children to prevent needless blindness. Dr.Kezevino Aram, President, Shanti Ashram, in her special address highlighted the health status of children in India. Dr.S.R.Subramanian, Head, Sustainable Development Programme, Shanti Ashram & Ms.Monica Christina, Community Development Organizer, Shanti Ashram gave a presentation on Governance Impact on Nutritional Security of Rural Children by the District Administration & COVID 19 Research & Response Desk. Coimbatore district collector, Dr.G.S.Sameeran launched two joint initiatives with ICPH for children’s health and wellbeing: 1. Eliminating childhood blindness in Coimbatore: Training, screening, evaluation & management led by Aravind Eye Hospital and 2. Masoom: Keep children safe led by Young Indians (Yi) Coimbatore.