At ‘Women’s Health at Every Age’, our 28 th February programme, Dr Shashi Panja, Minister of Women, Child Development and Social Welfare, Govt of West Bengal, began her address by pointing out that there is a huge need for better facilities and that the State Govt has various social and medical schemes to elleviate the situation.
Kolkata’s ace neurosurgeon, Dr Sandip Chatterjee, moderated the interactive session with his trade mark wry wit. He directed the guest speakers to address the some of the most common issues in the field of gynaecological health and hormonal problems. He also often stepped in to simplify medical jargon for the members' benefit.
Dr Raju Sahetya, senior Gynaecologist and Obstetrician from Mumbai, spoke about how women’s healthcare – from ‘womb to tomb’ – has evolved over the years. He said the entire pyramid happily has changed today with healthcare focussing on prevention and early intervention to pre-empt diseases.
Mumbai based Endocrinologist, Dr Vikas Gupta, spoke about how Artificial Intelligence aided detection of certain genetic predispositions that could determine treatments. He reminded that regular professional consultations and monitoring was required as each patient responded uniquely to drugs due to individual lifestyles etc.
All three doctors responded at length to an array of queries from a highly enthusiastic audience. A myriad of topics ranging from polycystic ovaries, obesity, thyroid problems, various vitamin deficiencies, diabetes, etc., were discussed. The doctors also stressed on maintaining good health through heathy eating and exercise regimens.
It was a highly informative session indeed.