Kohinoor Hospital organizes workshop for sewage and sanitation workers to draw attention towards the ill-effects of tobacco usage
Mumbai, May 31,2014: Kohinoor Hospital, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, organized a unique event for the city’s sewage and sanitation workers, occupied at mucky sites like manholes, garbage dumps, sewers etc.
Being at extremely filthy and unhealthy conditions, these workers readily fall for the consumption of tobacco products like bidi and paan masala besides other dangerous intoxicating substances. Sewage and sanitation workers take up tobacco and other life threatening substances to remain mentally indifferent to the pathetic nature of their jobs. This consumption ultimately exposes them to deadly diseases like cancer.
Kohinoor Hospital held a workshop for these workers along with a team of Oncologists, Psychiatrists, Dieticians and with Dr. Sanjay Phunde, Medical Health officer, ‘L’ Ward Kurla, BMC to orient them about maintaining a healthy life and staying away from tobacco. Consultant Psychiatrist Dr. Sajid Ali Khan,Consultant Oncologist Dr. Prince John and Consultant Dietician, Dr. Rashmi Madholkar talked over various health-related issues and interacted with around 100 sewage and sanitation workers present at the workshop.
Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Indrajeet Chakraborty, Head of Administration, Kohinoor Hospital, Kurla said, “There are around 1.2 million sewage and sanitation workers in India, who become tobacco addicts while working at wretched sites. Kohinoor Hospital has taken this special initiative to address the health threats these workers face while keeping our surroundings clean.”
About Kohinoor Hospital
Kohinoor Hospital is part of the well-known and fast growing Mumbai based Kohinoor Group. Kohinoor Hospital is Asia’s firsthospital to be awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation with a Platinum rating as a green building under the Green Building Rating System. The hospital has also been certified with National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH). It is a 175-bed capacity multi-specialty hospital, located at Kohinoor City, Kurla-Vidyavihar. The hospital is equipped with world-class medical equipment and technology.