South Eastern Railway observes world health day

A “Health Walk” was organised at South Eastern Railway headquarters, Garden Reach today as a part of observance of World Health Day.

South Eastern Railway General Manager A K Verma flagged off a Rally organised by SER Bharat Scouts and Guides to mark the occasion. Additional General Manager of South Eastern Railway Dr A Roy, Chief Medical Director, Principal and Head of Departments and senior Doctors of SER Central Hospital were also present. Apart from members of Scouts and Guides, a large number of officers and staff of SER also joined the Rally to walk for health. The purpose of the Rally was to create awareness about controlling Blood Pressure as this year’s theme of World Health Day is Hypertension.

Members of Scouts and Guides, carrying colourful placards stating the cause and effects of High Blood Pressure and the ways to control it, went through the North and South colonies of S E Railway. Leaflets were also distributed among the local people regarding the ways of prevention of high Blood Pressure. Free Health check up booths are being organised at different SER hospitals and Health Units during the period from April 7 to 13 . An Awareness Meeting will also be held at Hospital Auditorium tomorrow evening to mark the occasion.