CHANDIGARH, MARCH 17
Haryana Health Department has decided to set up a Curing Clubfoot Cell in General Hospital, Panchkula to treat those suffering from this disorder free of cost. While this Cell would be functional during next financial year, the decision to set up similar Cells at Divisional level is under consideration.
This was revealed at a one-day seminar on Curing Clubfoot organized under the chairmanship of Director General Health Services, Dr N.K. Arora at State Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Panchkula today. The seminar was attended by Orthopaedic Surgeons and Deputy Civil Surgeons.
While speaking on the occasion, Dr Arora stressed the need to generate awareness about Clubfoot, especially in rural areas because there were people who did not know that there existed a treatment for it and for lack of knowledge, they spend their whole life with this problem.
He said that those suffering from Clubfoot should be identified in all districts and referred to the appropriate quarters for their treatment. He said that even at the time of birth, they should indentify those infants who suffer from this health problem.
Prof. P.N.Gupta of Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh and Prof. Nirmal Raj of PGIMER, Chandigarh apprised the delegates about Ponseti method that corrects congenital clubfoot. A practical session on this method was also organized.
Principal, State Health and Family welfare Training Centre, Panchkula, Dr Usha Gupta also spoke on the occasion.