06-MAY-2015: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College's Department of Pediatrics recently observed the 'World Asthma Day' by organizing a 'Health Camp' in Ward number 17, Pulmonology and Infectious Diseases Clinic.
In the camp, children with suspected asthma were examined and proper guidance was given to the parents about precautions to be taken.
Professor Abrar Hasan, Dr Asif Hasan, Prof S Manazir Ali, Dr Uzma Firdaus, Dr Ayesha Ahmed and Dr Kashif Ali attended the Health Camp, confirmed Professor Farzana Beig, Incharge, Pulmonology and ID Clinic. She further said that Residents Dr Raza, Dr Rufaida and Dr Thajfeer provided their assistance in the camp.
"Earlier, Pulmonology and Infectious Diseases Clinic also organized an asthma awareness camp for students of Aligarh Modern Public School and Quiz and Poster Making competitions for Undergraduates and Interns," said Professor Farzana Beig.
Anjum Siddiqui, Ali Hadi and Shashank won the first, second and third prizes respectively out of 50 medical students who participated in the Quiz competition. Meanwhile in the Poster Making competition, Zoha Khan, Sana Nawab and Hira Afzal shared the first prize. Hania Qamar and Juhi Saxena shared the second prize while Umme Maria won the third prize in the Poster Making Competition.
"Asthma is a major non-communicable disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person. Symptoms may occur several times in a day or week in affected individuals and for some people become worse during physical activity or at night," informed the organizers of 'World Asthma Day' observation in JNMC.
According to an independent survey by 'Asthma Society of India' at present 25 percent of population suffers allergy in India while five percent of them are suffering from asthma and even in developed countries like USA there is 10 percent increase in Asthma patients every year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) in a survey has recently found out that there are close to 300 million people suffering from asthma across the globe. It is also one of the most common non-communicable diseases among children and remains highly un-diagnosed and un-treated, stated the report.
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