UNIC New Delhi joined NGO Heart Care Foundation of India in presenting a five-day Perfect Health Mela organized between 15 -19 October at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. Renowned dignitaries such as India's Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, President of the Delhi Unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Satish Upadhayay and New Delhi Municipal Corporation Chairman Jalaj Srivastava, joined UNIC Director Kiran Mehra- Kerpelman in inaugurating the health advocacy fair.
A team of nine leading doctors in the city led by Delhi BPJ President, Mr Satish Upadhyay and the President of Heart Care Foundation of India together pledged "Hum Shapath lete hain ki hum Bharat to Swachh or Samridh Banayenge". In addition to this they also took brooms in their hands and participated in a symbolic cleanliness drive at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium.
Divya Jyoti Interschool Health Festival will be organized on Friday, 25th October, 2013 at the Constitution Club of India as a part of 20th MTNL Perfect Health Mela. Over 2000 nurses from various schools and colleges from NCR will participate.
As childhood obesity rate has increased, so has the prevalence of high blood pressure in children and teenagers. As per American Academy of Pediatrics of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program 2004 all high risk children aged three years or older should have their blood pressure measured at least once at every health care visit.