Hindustan Zinc has started a health camp where 15,000 rural and tribal women will receive medical treatment for diabetes and hypertension. ‘Sakhi Mega Health Check-up Camp’ will cover Udaipur, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh and Ajmer districts in Rajasthan.
The one-month camp which will be focusing on diabetes and hypertension, commonly found in rural and tribal women. With collaboration with NGO partner, Dirgahayu Foundation, the camps will run in 3 phases.
In first phase of 3 days, blood sugar and blood pressure will be checked through finger stick method and electronic blood pressure monitor respectively at each location. In second phase, women who are being diagnosed with diabetes or hypertension will undergo lab tests like HbA1c, CBC, Lipid Profile to name a few, followed by proper consultancy with health education and proper diet chart. In third phase, a further follow-up and consultation will be given to these rural women.
India, with 65 million people suffering from diabetes, is also known as ‘diabetes capital of the world’, and the number is expected to grow to 100 million by 2030. Women, especially, are more susceptible to diabetes, and rural and tribal women are usually unaware of the threat. Diabetes is associated with complications like heart diseases, strokes, blindness and kidney diseases.
Hindustan Zinc is an integrated mining and resources producer of zinc, lead, silver and cadmium. It is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources PLC.