Patna: The Patna Medical College’s 92nd Foundation Day celebrations had its curtain come down with a Health Exhibition on Tuesday. The exhibition theme” ‘Depression Let’s talk’ was in line with the world Health Day theme ‘Depression 2017’theme, to be observed on April 7.
“I have been part of the college health exhibitions since 1961. I also happened to find my life partner at the exhibition in 1965,” said Dr Gopal Prasad Sinha, a Padma Shri awardee.
“The health exhibition is a great exercise for students who will interact with the visitors and get information related to various diseases. The students will share valuable information and parameters to maintain good health,” said Dr Vijay Kumar Gupta, President, Foundation Day Organizing Committee.
“Depression was associated with age in earlier days. Now, even young children are facing this problem. The visitors who are coming to the stall are given valuable information related to treatment of depression. If parents notice an unusual behaviour in their children, they should immediately consult a psychiatrist,” said Dr Sacchidanand Singh, a Patna Medical College and Hospital, resident doctor to TOI .
Dipti Kiran,Richa Mishra, Siddharth Saurav, , Biswajit Ranjan, Gaurav Ranjan, and Anamika Bharti, first year students of the college, screened around 150 visitors at their stall. The visitors were checked for their body weight,blood pressure,blood sugar , BMI, and lung function. “Everyone should go for morning walk and control eating junk food,” said Arpita Singh, an MBBS student .