KU observes World Health Day
Srinagar, May 6: The vice-chancellor Kashmir University Prof Talat Ahmad on Sunday underscored the need to educate people about health related issues.
Presiding over a function as part of the World Health Day celebrations at KU, Prof Talat said efforts should be made in spreading awareness in the society about benefits of maintaining healthy dietary habits particularly amongst the senior citizens who are vulnerable to many diseases.
The function was organized by the National Service Scheme (NSS) KU in collaboration with Sher-e- Kashmir institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.
“We are exploring options to have some sort of arrangement by signing MoU with SKIMS under which the students and faculty of our University would be provided complete health check-up in future by SKIMS. Similarly there would an academic interaction and exchange programs amongst the students and faculty members of both the institutes,” Prof Talat said.
On the occasion Director SKIMS Dr Showkat Zargar, who was the guest of honour in his address gave a detailed health scenario in the Valley.
Dr Zargar expressed concern over the way people are treating their seniors. “We need to be alive to the problems of our senior citizens. They need love and better communication and not the old age homes,” Dr Zargar said.
He extended support for proper health check up of all the university employees. He said the NSS volunteers will be given first aid trainings at their respective places and their services can be utilized for propagating health tips to elders and family members.
Coordinator NSS Dr Farooq Ahmad Khan gave the brief account of day long function related to World Health Day. The event was anchored by the NSS Programme officer Tariq Abdullah who in his introductory remarks gave the information about the activities of NSS at various district headquarters and in the University.
Registrar KU Prof.S.Fayaz Ahmad called for coordinated efforts to make NSS work at the grassroots level. The others who spoke on the occasion were Prof. Tibetbaqal Principal Degree College Bemina, Dr Abdul Majid and team of doctors from SKIMS, NSS programme officers Dr Shamim, Dr Humaira, Er.Kaisar and Rufaiza Qazi.
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