“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is what the sunshiners vouch for.
The Safe Club of ADLS Sunshine School organised an awareness programme on Sunstroke and named it as ‘SUNSENSE’. Dr. Narain Pandey, a general physician at Tata Main Hospital addressed the students. Dr. Pandey has been associated with TMH from last 6 and half years.
During the interview the students were ready with a list of questions related to Sunstroke and heat related problems. According to Dr. Pandey Heatstroke is at its peak during the months of April to June and proper measures should be taken to avoid it.
According to a research in the recent years, Heatstroke is more prevalent than Heartstroke. He said that threat of Heatstroke is more in children below the age of 5 and adults about the age of 50. Further adding on Dr. Pandey mentioned that one should have small meals through out a day rather than binging at one go, and drinking plenty of water to keep one self hydrated. He cleared the misconception of taking Glucose water as and when needed.
To make the event more appealing and fruitful, stalls were put up depicting various measures one can take to beat the heat. The stalls of Nimbu Paani, Aam Panna, Lassi and Watermelon were encouraging students to know the health benefits associated with them.
The concept of “SUNSENSE” Planned by the Principal Mrs. Indrani Singh and the event was organised by “Safe Club” Moderators – Mrs. Nivedita Mukherjee Ms. Sharanjeeet Kaur, Mrs. D. Vimla, Mrs. Pushpanjali Mishra, Mrs Gurpreet Kaur and Ms. Tulika Mukherjee (School Counselor). “We chase the cure rather than the care”