J&K Orthopaedic Association organises walkathon

JAMMU: A walkathon was organized today by J&K Chapter of Indian Orthopaedic Association in association with Department of Orthopaedics ASCOMS & Hospital, Sidhra, Jammu.

The walkathon was flagged off by D. K. Batra , Joint Secretary ASCOMS & Hospital. It started from ASCOMS Cafteria and culminated at Auditorium. Indian Orthopaedic Association celeberates 4th of Auguest 2019 as Bone & Joint Day all over India. To commemorate this day week long activites are planned by the Indian Orthopaedic Association.

The activities include Free Orthopaedic Camps, Free Surgeries, Basic Life support courses, BMD camps, Lectures on Bone Health, Yoga Camps etc. Every year there is different theme for the day. This year theme was "Healthy Aging with Strong Bones" So in this connection walkathon is organized. Enroute walkathon the pamphlets depicting how to make bones strong were distributed to the general public. Free car stickers making public aware about the Bone & Joint day were also distributed among the masses.

Dr. Rajesh Gupta, acting Principal, Prof & HOD Orthopaedics, and Secretary J&K Chapter of Orthopaedics while speaking on the occasion laid emphasis on general public to have proper diet and proper exercises for making the bones strong.


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