Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Say No to self-antibiotics”: Join us at the Conclave on Antimicrobial Resistance at the Perfect Health Mela today

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern and its impact on patients and communities are known to us all. This is a public health problem, one which is rapidly spreading across the globe, with not enough resources to control it. Antibiotic resistance has made it harder for us to treat many infections such as typhoid, pneumonia, tuberculosis. 

A Conclave on “Antimicrobial resistance” from 5 pm onwards is the highlight of the 2nd day of the 25th MTNL Perfect Health Mela, where an expert panel will deliberate on this very important public health issue. “Say No to self-antibiotics”, a campaign against AMR will also be launched at the Conclave with WHO and NCDC.  

The Panelists include Dr Anuj Sharma, Technical Officer AMR, Health Laboratories, WHO; Dr Sujit K Singh Director NCDC; Dr Sunil Gupta Addnl Director, HAG & HOD, NCDC, Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Member of Parliament and Mr Sidharth Luthra, Senior Advocate Supreme Court of India.

There will also be a Spiritual Inter-faith Conference today (from 5 pm onwards) moderated by Dr AK Merchant, National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Bahai Community of India.

The panelists for the inter-faith conference are Father Felix Jones, Delhi Archdiocese and Vivat International Masih Church; Dr Shernaz Cama, Zoroastrian Scholar, Rabbi EI Malekar, secretary and head priest, Judah Hyam Synagogue; Acharya Vivek Muni Dharmendra Jain, Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram; Swami Shantatmananda, General Secretary Ramakrishna Mission; Sardar Paramjit Chandhok, Executive Member, Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee; Mohd. Iqbal Mulla, Secretary Jamaat-e-Islami Hind; Sant Krishna Shah Vidyarthi, Head Priest, Valmiki Mandir & Ashram; Imam Umer Ilyas, President, All India Organization of Imams of Mosques; Ven. Sumithananda Thero, Secretary, Mahabodhi Society Centre, Delhi; Acharya Dr Ravindra Naga, Head Priest, Laxmi Narayan Temple; Pirzada Siraj Madani Nizami, Nizamuddin; Dr Amrit Kaur Basra, Sikh Scholar and Mr Vijay Sharma, scholar in Shirdi Sai Baba’s life and teachings.

The Conclave and Spiritual conference will be followed by an entertaining cultural evening by AIR.

This year, the Perfect Health Mela has introduced a new concept of “Mini Melas”, which are melas within the main Mela with five different themes for each day of the Mela. Today is the “Maths Mela” by SD Public School.

The workshop today should be of interest to many. Nita Mehta, renowned celebrity chef and author will conduct the workshop on Cooking between 1pm and 3 pm.

Children in large numbers are participating in the inter-school competitions “Harmony” and “Eco fest” on Choreography, Skit and Painting.

The Youth Fest, featuring inter-college competitions on painting, choreography, Instrumental fusion melodies, slogan and poster making and model demonstration, is the most popular event among college students.

Join us for the second day of the Mela … Be a part of this unique health event…

Dr KK Aggarwal
Padma Shri Awardee
President Elect Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania   (CMAAO)
Group Editor-in-Chief IJCP Publications
President Heart Care Foundation of India
Immediate Past National President IMA

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