90% of children suffer from myopia, finds health camp
UNHEALTHY 600 students from nursery to Class 10 of Jaipuriar School at Sanpada were examined
Two police constables died and one injured in a separate accidents on the same road in four hours in Bhiwandi on Tuesday.
Shrirang Jadhav, 55, posted at Thane commissioner office in the special branch, was returning home on his motorcycle.
Around 11.55pm, a speeding four-wheeler hit his motor cycle on Bhiwandi-Nashik Highway road.
A beat marshal saw Shrirang lying injured on the road and informed the police control room.
He was taken to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
In the second accident, Yogesh Jadhav, 32, posted at Thane rural commissioner office was heading home from Bhiwandi-Nashik highway road around 8.30pm on his two-wheeler. His friend Sachin Anand Mhaske, 30, was sitting pillion.
A four-wheeler hit the bike from behind. Jadhav’s head hit the divider while Mhaske fell on the bushes. Mhaske called up the police. Jadhav was declared dead.
K Sonawane, police subinspector from Narpoli police station, said, “Both the accidents were hit and run and took place at night. There is no witness.”
The unknown accused were charged under section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 304a (causing death by negligence), and 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code and Motor Vehicles Act 184 and 134.
A multi-specialty health-check camp for students of Jaipuriar School in Sanpada, revealed that all is not well with the children’s health in Navi Mumbai.
A high percentage of school students suffer from major dental, vision-related and general health problems.
Out of nearly 600 students who were screen for the dental problems, as many as 90-95% of the children were found to have severe dental problems including caries (90% of students), crowding (95%).
As many as 90% of those screened were detected to have various vision-related problems. Around 70-80% of students were found suffering from respiratory problems like asthama and allergies, cold and cough and tonsils.
Almost 90% students were found to have dental problems.
Fortis Hospital, Vashi, organised a multi-specialty camp at Sanpada’s Jaipuriar School recently and conducted various health check-ups for 600 students from nursery to Class 10. Doctors also offered general consultation to the students and gave them general tips on better personal hygiene and healthy living.
CL Madhuri, principal of Jaipuriar School, said: “We will step-up our efforts to provide healthy environment to our students and ensure that children understand virtues of healthy living.”
She added, “We will seek support from parents in ensuring that children stay healthy physically as well as emotionally.”
Dr Bipin Chevale, facility director, Fortis Hospital, Vashi, said, “The findings are a matter of concern. Children of all ages are susceptible to infections and diseases, most of which go undetected as they are ignored by parents as well as teachers.”
He added, “While most of these problems identified among the students are seemingly minor, they can become serious if not controlled in time. Parents and teachers must consider the health of the children with extra care and ensure that they grow in a healthy environment.”
Chevale said, “More weightage must be given to personal hygiene and overall well-being at schools. Regular health check-ups in early ages help identify issues and provide timely treatment. In our endeavor to spread the message of importance of health, we will continue to engage with various schools across the city to further this cause.”
Similar sessions have been planned by the hospital for other schools in the city.