Initiative towards ‘Safe’ International Woman’s Day: Nadda


New Delhi: In a major initiative towards ensuring better health for women of the country, a three-day special nationwide campaign is being launched by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry from 8-10 March, 2015.

The Union health and Family Welfare Minister  J P Nadda stated, “Under the initiative, special health check-up camps will be held at the District Hospitals, Sub-district Hospitals (SDHs) and Community Health Centers (CHCs) on three days, on 8th, 9th and 10th March 2015. These will offer free of charge health check-up to all women, including pregnant women across the country.”

“We are committed to better health of women of the country and this initiative will go a long way in helping us reach this objective,” the Minister said. “The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is organising various activities to mark the International Women’s Day (8th March 2015) as its commitment to women’s health,”  Nadda added. “The CHCs/SDHs/District Hospitals will screen and carry out necessary investigation, as needed, of all the women who visit during the three days and treatment, if required, shall be provided free of cost. All women aged 40-60 years will be screened for breast cancer and between 30-60 years for cervical cancer,” the Minister said.