World Population Day

World Population Day is observed on July 11 every year seeking to raise awareness of global population issues. It aims at increasing people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
The theme of World Population Day 2017 is family planning. All major organizations including individuals take part in highlighting reasons of the population explosion. Thus, the role of healthcare institution becomes quite instrumental.
This World Population Day, We at Ford, organised a lot of patient centric activities involving locals, patients, attendants & staff.
A health screening camp was organised for women in which over 50 of them took part. A team led by Dr Anita Singh, a noted gynaecologist, screened the patients. Not only did she offered free consultation to these patients but she also counselled all the newly wedded couples for Family Planning emphasising the judicious usage of contraceptives to increase space between children.
The health camp was followed by a Health Talk which was led by Dr Rajiv Ranjan Kumar (MS). Health Education is one of the major tools to draw the attention of the community suffering from various ailments. Today, population growth has become a very sensitive issue which is talked about at several international fora. This day we displayed on the screen the live world population cloak & Indian Population Cloak.
Dr Rajiv spoke on various population related issues. He drew an analogy between World Fertility Rate (2.0), Indian Fertility Rate (2. 2) and Fertility Rate of Bihar (3.4) sensitising the people about the birth control & bringing the rate to the national level. He further added India has 2.4 % of world surface while it contributes 16.9 % of world population – a clear mismatch.
While closing his speech, he spoke on various measures of contraception which includes Barrier method – Condom, Oral Contraceptive Pills, Injectable Contraceptives, Intrauterine Device (IUD) – Copper T, Tubectomy (Female), Vasectomy (Male)

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