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Biju Patnaik Int’l Airport organises diabetes awareness campaign

Bhubaneswar: The Airports Authority of India, Biju Patnaik International Airport, Bhubaneswar organized “Diabetes Awareness Drive” here at the airport, where free health check-up camp was set-up in association with Med Plus, KIDS Multi Speciality Hospital, Rabindra Surgicals Pvt. Ltd., National Research Institute of Ayurvedic Drug Development (CCRAS) and Aditya Care Hospital to sensitize and enlighten the passengers and airport staff towards better health and life style management and raise awareness of the causes, symptoms and treatment of diabetes. 

Attending as the chief guest Odisha Halth and Family Welfare Secretary P.K. Mahapatra highlighted the importance of awareness about the diabetes and  congratulated Airport Sharad Kumar for extending their support in spreading awareness and also in providing a platform to various health organizations to come together and work as a team in this fight.


Mahapatra also said that diabetes is caused not only because of un-healthy eating habits but also because of our changed lifestyles. Our hectic work-schedules; lack of physical exercises and physical activities are also some of the causes for diabetes. Hyper-tension and depression have become common in children too these days and this to can lead to future ailments. The only way to curb the spread of diabetes in the society is through awareness and counselling and the steps taken by Airports Authority of India are very noble.

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