On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, P.D. Hinduja Hospital and MRC partnered with the Mumbai Traffic Police in conducting a free diabetes check-up at the Traffic Police Headquarters in Worli on Wednesday. Over 200 traffic cops were tested.
On the occasion of World Diabetes Day, PD Hinduja Hospital partnered with the Mumbai Traffic Police and conducted a free diabetes check-up at the traffic police headquarters at Pochkhanawala road, Worli. The cops were checked for blood pressure, random blood sugar test, BMI, bone density and were provided with a doctor consultation. Over 200 traffic cops were tested today with the help of the 5 tests.
“We want to make health a top priority for our men. Our men live a very hectic lifestyle and we want to make sure that their health is being monitored on a regular basis. Given the prevalence of diabetes in India, it is important to promote timely detection and management of the disease. Initiatives like these help in creating awareness and promoting a holistic approach towards a healthier lifestyle,” said Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police (Traffic) Mumbai
Gautam Khanna, CEO, PD Hinduja Hospital said “The warning signs for diabetes can be so mild and often go undetected, this is specifically true in the case of Type 2 diabetes. Most people don’t find out that they are diabetic until they start experiencing problems from long-term damage cause by diabetes. In the wake of this, we felt it was our responsibility to organise a camp for susceptible populations and ensure that they are able to get the timely medical attention that they would need”.
The traffic police spend hours standing on their feet, navigating traffic jams and directing vehicles. This coupled with an unhealthy lifestyle can take a toll on their health making it imperative to organize health check-ups that will drive police cops to prioritise their health. Majority of the traffic cops who reported for testing were found to be having a prior history of hypertension, obesity, making them susceptible to developing diabetes.