Mangaluru, May 01: The police department is one of the very few arms of the government which works round the clock. They are expected to the people-friendly even in most stressful moments and bear the brunt in every situation. With this idea in mind, Mangalorean.com in association with Kasturba Medical College (KMC) hospital and the city police administration, jointly organized an awareness talk on Breast Cancer and a Medical Camp at the premises of the city police commissionerate here on Saturday, April 30.
The programme was inaugurated by Commissioner of Police Chandra Sekhar IPS, by lighting the traditional lamp along with other dignitaries on the dais.
Four Chief Minister’s Gold Medal winners, namely Shantharam-Police Inspector-Bunder Police Station, City Armed Reserve Police Inspector Sachin Lawrence, Police Sub-Inspector of Ullal- Bharati, and Head Constable of Bajpe- Muhammed were felicitated by Mangalorean.com on the occasion, with the Chief Guest honoring the recipients. Proprietor & Editor-in-chief of mangalorean.com Violet J Pereira read out the citation.
DCP crime and traffic Dr Sanjeev Patil said that that creating awareness about breast cancer was the need of the hour because this ailment had claimed the lives of a large number of women. Breast cancer could be successfully treated if detected during the early stages.
He also mentioned that the department had organized a health camp for traffic police under the leadership of the police commissioner. The KMC hospital was always ready in providing medical assistance. The hospital had joined hands to improve the health of the police personnel. Dr Patil urged all the staff to acquire knowledge by attending the talk and also benefit from the medical camp.
Speaking on the occasion, commissioner Chandra Sekhar said that everyone could face problems because of stress. This could lead to illnesses. Tension could worsen when it was taken as tension. One should not panic in tension. Situations of tension could decrease efficiency by 50 per cent. Tension-free work would lead to increased efficiency and better fitness level. Stress should not be let off on one’s families and instead it should be controlled, he advises.
He further said that police personnel might think it was not necessary to go to the doctor. The police personnel join the force after undergoing very stringent fitness program, while also getting trained on the job. Once they join the force, there could be a tendency to neglect one’s health. He cautioned that it was common for the police personnel not to visit the doctor, while thinking that they did not have any health problems.
PI Shantharam delivered the vote of thanks. Resident Radiologist at KMC, Dr Priyanka delivered a talk on breast cancer, which was seriously listened by the audience. Cardiac Electrophysiologist- KMC, Dr Maneesh Rai spoke on heart disease. A general medical camp and heart check-up was also held for the police personnel by Dr Maneesh, who was assisted by experts in Cardiology at KMC namely, Dr Akshay Dalal and Dr Kripa.