MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2014 from 15-19 Oct.

Heart Care Foundation of India is all set to bring health and Well-Being to Dilliwalas this festive season through its annual flagship event – the 21st MTNL Perfect Health Mela

– Scheduled to take place from Oct 15 – 19, 2014 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi

Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading national non-profit organization committed to making India a healthier and disease free nation is all set to open the doors to its annual flagship event – the Perfect Health Mela. A confluence of tradition and modernity, the main aim of the Mela is to create mass awareness about all aspects of health; using a consumer driven model as the medium. In it’s 21st edition, the Perfect Health Mela is being co-organized with the MCD, MTNL, SAIL and NDMC and is scheduled to take place from 15- 19th October 2014 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. The theme of this year’s event is “Swachch Bharat, Swasth Bharat”.

Catering to people from all age groups and walks of life, the Perfect Health Mela incorporates activities across categories such as health check up camps, entertainment programs, lifestyle exhibitions, workshops and competitions. The special health features of this year’s event will a live telemedicine facility being offered at the venue for the first time ever include by leading Multispecialty hospital, Medanta – the Medicity. In addition to this a Health and Heart Pavilion will be set up in association with SAIL to provide free medical check-ups and disease diagnosis tests to consumers. The Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund, an initiative by the Heart Care Foundation of India, will also provide heart surgeries at subsidized rates for the poor and needy. A special cleanliness drive will also be held to raise awareness about the importance of cleanliness and hygiene in disease prevention.

Addressing the Press Conference Padma Shri, DST National Science and Communication and Dr. BC Roy National Awardee and the President of the Heart Care Foundation of India, Dr. KK Aggarwal said “It has been Heart Care Foundation of India’s constant endeavor to continuously develop engaging and consumer driven modules to educate the masses about the importance of preventive healthcare and the Perfect Health Mela has been one of the most successful examples. This year we are moving one step forward and concentrating on actual disease diagnosis and treatment along with prevention. A special feature of this year’s event, will the availability of a live telemedicine facility through which people visiting the Mela can seek consultation from doctors at Medanta – the Medicity. I am extremely happy to have partners like SAIL, MTNL and Medanta – the Medicity, MCD and NDMC on board to help us make best use of the advancements in technology to make healthcare more accessible for all”.

Over 2-3 lakh people visit the 5-day event each year including over 7000 college and schools students who take pride in participating in various health themed competitions such as poster making, dance, theater, slogan writing and fashion shows amongst others.

Speaking on the occasion, National Awardee and the Chairman and Director of Medanta – the Medicity, Dr. Naresh Trehan said, “As our country moves on the path of development, in the medical field we primarily face two challenges. One is to seamlessly integrate medical advancements in our system to provide the highest quality of care and the other is to make medicine more accessible and affordable for all. We at Medanta – the Medicity are extremely happy to have partnered with the Heart Care Foundation of India to help provide a solution to both these problems at the Perfect Health Mela. We will not only just be providing live telemedicine facilities at the venue but have also associated with one of the NGO’s key projects the Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund to provide subsidized surgery for heart patients who can’t afford treatment. I look forward to more such partnerships with Dr. KK Aggarwal.”

Adding to this Mr. Gunjan Sinha – General Manager Corporate MTNL, Dr. PK Sharma – Medical Health Officer NDMC and Dr. S.K. Gupta Director Medical and Health Services SAIL in a joint statement said, “A healthy nation is a progressive nation. We are extremely happy to be associated with the 21st Perfect Health Mela and hope that through our joint efforts we can help make our country a healthy one”

Others present at the occasion included Dr. K.S. Baghotia Additional Director Health, D.H.S. New Delhi, Mr. Diwakar Payal, President Marketing Shree Cement Ltd., and Ms. Sujatha Kumar Director-Strategic Initiative Coca Cola and Sr. official from LIC.

To know more about the Perfect Health Mela please visit www.perfecthealthmela.com

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