JAMMU, MARCH 15 (INFO)-Saying that Menopausal health demands priority attention in Indian scenario due to increase in life expectancy and growing population
of menopausal women, the Minister for Health and Medical Education Pt. Mangat Ram Sharma has said that need of the time is to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach for proper care of these women. He said menopause is a universal natural phenomenon normally occurring between the age of 45to 55 among women. Addressing 13th Annual Conference of Indian Menopause Society (IMS) organized by IMS Jammu chapter in association with Government Medical College Jammu here today, the Health Minister said that such conferences provide a great platform to clinicians and researchers from all over India to exchange their ideas, experiences and expertise of different disciplines including alternative medicine to study menopause period of women in detail.
Minister of state for Health and Medical Education Peer Mohammad Hussain, Secretary Health and Medical Education Mr. K. B. Jandial, Principal GMC Jammu Dr. Rajinder Singh, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr. Jasbir Singh, Director SKIMS Dr. Zargar, President IMS Dr. Sonali Malik, founder President IMS Dr. Rama Vaidya, Secretary General IMS Dr. Jayoti Unni, Members of IMS were among others who attended the conference and gave their valuable presentations for health care of Menopause.
Health Minister under scored the need for intensifying training programmes in health institutions especially in rural areas for medicos and other field staff for ensuring priority health care to the women who attained menopause. He also stressed for holding awareness camps in rural areas in this regard saying it proves beneficial to cope up the problems faced by women after nearing menopause.
On the occasion the Ministers inaugurated exhibition of medical stalls displaying various kinds of medicines and surgical instruments of various companies for the treatment of menopause problems. The Ministers also released three souvenirs on IMS mirror, IMS symposia and IMS inside.