Eminent Gynaecologist of Delhi come together for Women’s Day Walkathon organized by Fortis
March 7, 2018, Delhi – Commemorating the International Women’s Day and with a focus to drive awareness on Women’s Health, Fortis La Femme and Delhi Gynaecological Forum South (DGFS) organized the first ever Walkathon by Gynaecologists today at Raahgiri in Connaught Place, New Delhi. The aim of the walkathon was to promote awareness about women’s health and communicate the importance of vaccination & regular screening which can help early detection and thereby treatment of otherwise life-threatening cancers like Cervical & Breast Cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. In India, Cervical & Breast cancer form the top two most common cancer in women with an estimated 70,000 deaths per year caused by Cervical cancer as of data collected by WHO in 2016.
Thewalkathon marks the first of its kind initiative that brought together over 200gynaecologists from all top hospitals in the city, raising awareness on theneed for women to prioritize health.
Speaking atthe occasion, Ms Anika Parashar, COO, La Femme said: “Women havealways been successfully juggling various roles, that of a mother, wife, anentrepreneur or at various positions in the corporate world, however they tendto keep their own health at the bottom of their priority. With this uniquewalkathon by so many eminent gynaecologists from all the top hospitals inDelhi, we want to drive the message of Priority Health. We can beat cancer byprioritizing vaccination and regular screening.”
Thewalkathon is the brainchild of Dr Meenakshi Ahuja, President DGFS & DrShelly Singh, Vice President DGFS and was ably supported by IMA, Delhi underthe leadership of Dr Savita Puri, President IMA. The three doctors echoed thekey message behind the walkathon, that self-awareness is the best defencecouldn’t ring truer in case of fight against breast cancer and cervical cancer.