07-03-2021 : Governor participated as Chief Guest on the occasion of ‘Female boon’ program held at AIIMS Rishikesh
Raj Bhavan Dehradun 07 March 2021
Governor Smt Baby Rani Maurya participated as Chief Guest on the occasion of ‘Female boon’ program held at AIIMS Rishikesh on Sunday. It is worth mentioning that the Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery Unit of the Gynecology Department of AIIMS Rishikesh is doing treatment and diagnosis of the physical problems of women under the Women’s boon program. Under this, three main personal physical problems of women, urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity and genital mutilation will be treated free of cost. Women volunteers from various organizations who are associated with the blessing of women will be made aware of the above problems throughout the state and will be encouraged for treatment.
Addressing the program, Governor Smt. Maurya said that women should consult doctors without any hesitation or fear for diagnosis of their health related problems and get proper treatment. There are many problems which women are unable to tell due to hesitation and shame or their treatment is not available and they also become a victim of mental depression. Governor Smt. Maurya said that awareness about their health problems and women diseases is relatively low, especially among uneducated and rural women in India. The Governor said that due to various misleading social beliefs, women are not able to talk openly about their health problems, especially female diseases. They also lack information. Different social conventions do not encourage them to seek medical treatment of health problems.
Governor Smt. Maurya said that women’s empowerment is a holistic approach. Which includes economic, social, political empowerment as well as physical and mental health.
On this occasion, Dr. Ravikant, Director, AIIMS Rishikesh said that girls up to fifteen years of age should be encouraged to get HPV vaccination to avoid cervical and other types of cancers.
Dr. Navneet Maggot, Project Director of Reconstruction and Cosmetic Surgery in AIIMS Rishikesh said that women have to break the silence about gynecological diseases. They should also encourage other people for the treatment of gynecological diseases.
Swami Vijay Kaushal said that there should not be any discrimination between sons and daughters in families regarding nutrition and health services.
MLA Mrs. Ritu Khanduri, Shri Ashish Gautam from Divya Prem Seva Mission, Mata Mangala ji, founder of Hans Foundation, Swami Awadheshanand Giri Ji Maharaj, women volunteers, AIIMS officials and doctors were present.
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