A preventive health check-up camp is being organized at Traffic Police Headquarters, Todapur for the benefit of Delhi Traffic Personnel. Keeping in view the facts that they are exposed to harsh weather conditions and the disadvantages accompanied with them such as dust, pollution, heat, cold waves, etc. which can have an adverse effect on their health.
The health check-up camp was inaugurated by Dependra Pathak, Spl. Commissioner of Police, Traffic. It will continue till December 6. Each day, a targeted 500 personnel will be undergoing various diagnostic test.
A team of doctors and support staff from BLK Super Specialty Hospital, Rajendra Place, New Delhi; Park Hospital, Keshav Pur and CSIR- IGIB conducted diagnostic test to check blood pressure, diabetes, ECG, Hemoglobin, pulmonary function test, bone density test, etc with special emphasis on lung related diagnostic test.
As per the observation of doctors 80 police personnel (15.5%) indulged in repeated throat cleaning and suffered from cough and breathlessness. They displayed some symptoms of pulmonary stress. Work related stress was quiet evident amongst most of the personnel. About 40% of the personnel had osteopenic disorder (lower bone calcium density). The persons who had hypertension and diabetes accounted for about 15-20%. They were advised to wear the pollution mask of good quality while performing duty, do pranayam and breathing exercises and try to cultivate and habit of meditation even for a period of 3 minutes to 5 minutes in a day and eat a healthy low oil diet and avoid similar street food etc.