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Awareness on Food Adulteration as part of World Quality Week

Food adulteration camp - Bhatia Hospital

Bhatia Hospital held a special community workshop as part of its World Quality week celebrations in the hospital premises. The programme aimed at promoting awareness among the residents of the city through various sessions on current trends in “safety and quality” in diet, infection control and right method of exercising.

World Quality Day is celebrated every year around the world in November. The day was designed to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards both organisational and national growth, and prosperity. “Quality and Safety are inextricably linked, especially in healthcare settings.”

The main focus of the Bhatia Hospital programme was on helping people understand whether the food they are consuming is safe and adulteration-free and how they can check on that. A highlight of the session was a live demonstration on adulteration where experts from the field conducted a demo to check adulteration in a range of items of daily use in household kitchen including cereals, pulses, milk and milk products, oil, tea and coffee and fruits.

Another important part of the workshop was the session on how to prevent infections especially ones like H1N1 which have been on the rise across the country for some time. The commonsense techniques of hand washing were demonstrated to prevent common illness especially in children and aged.

All the sessions in the workshop were conducted by a panel of inhouse experts from the hospital. Dr. Rajeev Boudhankar, CEO-Bhatia Hospital, said, “Through these sessions that were held as part of our World Quality week celebrations, we wanted to extend trust and create a connect with the community. Hence, we decided to undertake initiatives which could cover some important areas like diet, infection control and exercise.”

The programme concluded with an interactive FAQ session where queries regarding each module were answered to clear doubts.