Health Screening and Awareness Programme

As part of Universal Health Coverage Day, the Department of Community Health Nursing and 4th Year BSc Nursing students of Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal conducted a “Health Screening and Awareness Programme on Prevention of Occupational Diseases & Injuries and Ayushman Bharat Scheme in India on 29 December 2021, for the factory workers at Hirebettu. Ms Levia Marina Lobo, 4th Year BSc Nursing student, MCON, Manipal welcomed the gathering and briefed about the activities to the employees.

Followed by that, a health talk on prevention of occupational diseases/injuries was given by Ms Deeksha & Ms Ankita Pal, 4th Year BSc Nursing students using different A.V Aids presentations. Students also explained about the Ayushman Bharat Scheme and its services and demonstrated a few Yoga Technique/Exercises to the employees.

Further, health screening for hypertension and diabetes mellitus was done for all the workers of the factory. A total of 24 employees (12 female and 12 male) were screened for their health conditions.

Finally, the students thanked all the workers for their cooperation and support. The programme was coordinated and guided by Mrs Jeyalakshmi K, Assistant Professor, MCON, Manipal.