This year, we are celebrating 25 years of the MTNL Perfect Health Mela, scheduled to be held from 23th October to 27th October 2018 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. The theme for the Mela this year is “Affordable Healthcare”.
This year, the Mela promises to be bigger, better and more exciting for everyone as we have introduced many new features such as the ‘Evening Conclaves’, ‘Mini Melas’ and ‘HCFI CSR Awards’.
The Evening Conclaves are thematic conclaves, which will bring together experts from various fields for panel discussion on relevant issues such as antimicrobial resistance, IVF, Indoor pollution. The panel discussions will be followed by entertainment programs like a comedy night, concert night, qawwali and others.
Mini Melas are melas within the main Mela with five different themes each day of the Mela such as Math Mela, Art Mela, female adolescent health.
The HCFI CSR Awards, under various categories, will honor the best CSR initiatives by organizations and individuals that have revolutionized the way healthcare and other social initiatives are delivered.
The Mela will also undertake campaigns on two issues – “Indoor air pollution” and “Make in India” - to raise awareness on the fact that indoor air pollution can affect health as much as outdoor pollution; and to realize the goal of affordable healthcare through the Make in India for Cure in India movement.
We often talk of pollution outside our homes. Indoor air pollution often goes unnoticed and can be a major health hazard even in urban areas. However, indoor air pollution is an equally urgent issue that needs attention because a major part of our life is spent indoors in homes, schools, colleges, offices etc.
Make in India is imperative for Cure in India and it must be promoted to ensure that no one lacks access to timely treatment. This covers medical devices as well. The aim is to achieve the overall goal of affordable health care for all by making all critical and lifesaving medical devices available and accessible at affordable prices.
The Mela will showcase its usual activities across categories such as free health check-ups, entertainment programs, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops, CPR training, inter-school competitions (Harmony and EcoFest), a unique competition for specially-abled children (Anmol), inter-college competitions (National Youth Fest) among others.
Entry to the Mela is free for all.
Join us as we celebrate the silver jubilee celebrations of the Perfect Health Mela.
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