NEW DELHI: The Embassy of Israel in partnership with NGO KHUSHII and Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute is holding “Women’s Health Clinic” in urban slums of South and North Delhi between November 15 and 19. This initiative aims to increase awareness of women’s health issues including cancer prevention and early detection that are important to effective treatment.
An Israeli medical delegation from Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, led by Dr. Ronit Almog, a senior obstetric & gynecologist, is in India especially to participate in this clinic. The delegation includes four senior physicians who are specialists in the field of women’s health: obstetric & gynecologist, women oncologist and breast surgeon.
While expressing his gratitude to doctors, community health specialists and all partners involved, Ambassador of Israel to India H.E. Naor Gilon said: “We are happy to be a part of this important collaboration that promotes women’s health and awareness education. Israel and India share strong values of friendship, but as important are the relations between the Indian and Israeli people. Through cooperation and the combination of India and Israel’s medical prowess, we can find effective solutions that will help both peoples, as well as the world.”
The health clinics are being organised for five days in Sangam Vihar, South Delhi, and Mukandpur, North Delhi. Eminent doctors from Israel and India are participating in these clinics.
The clinics provide services free of cost: blood pressure, blood sugar check-ups, Physician check-ups, disbursement of medicines, gynecological check-ups and pap-smear tests are also being conducted. Upon examination, individuals who need further tests and attention are being referred to specialist doctors for free diagnosis and treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute.
Dr. Ronit Almog, the head of the Israeli medical delegation said:
Our aim is to increase awareness of women’s health issues. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. One in four newly detected cancers in women in India is breast cancer; cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in India. We believe that cooperation between the medical teams will make “Women’s Health Clinic” a huge success
“Israel is renowned for its advanced medical research and facilities, and to have their expertise in spreading awareness on women’s health – a much-neglected area still – is paramount. I am certain this health clinic will benefit the underserved communities in a befitting manner,” added Harish, Executive Director, KHUSHII.
LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2021 Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, who also visited these clinics, said. “I am delighted to be here and to see the important work of the Women’s Health Clinic that will enable early cancer detection, which is vital for effective treatment. As the daughter of a gynecologist who grew up working with her at health camps addressing women’s health, I can connect and encourage everyone to raise awareness on this issue.”
The clinics also encompass awareness education sessions by expert community health specialists on pressing topics inclusive of family planning, maternal anemia, breast cancer, cervical cancer and breastfeeding.