News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 6th Aug 2020 : The West Bengal Orthopaedic Association (WBOA), a large professional body with more than 800 active members joined hand by organizing awareness webinar in auspicious presence of Honorable Minister Mr Rajib Banerjee, Prof. R C Meena President IOA, Dr Atul Srivatsava, Hon. Secretary IOA, Dr Prof C De, President WBOA, Dr Partha Sarathi Sarkar, Secretary WBOA and others along with legendary singer Smt Haimanti Shukla and noted musician Smt Subhamita Banerjee. On this occasion, Dr Partha Sarathi Sarkar, Secretary WBOA said “This year we are celebrating National Bone & Joint Day like previous years. Though we are facing tough times for this COVID 19 pandemic, still we should keep an eye on the wellbeing of bones & muscles of our body. This year we are focusing on the theme of Prevention of deformity in Degenerative Disease to reduce the cases of deformity in bones due to decadent illness.”
This year, the organization has come up with a few courses of actions starting from 1st August and would continue till 7th August. Looking over the current pandemic scenario, WBOA handed over INR 5lakhs (INR Five lakhs only) to Honorable Minister Mr Rajib Banerjee for CM’s relief fund in addition to previous contribution to same fund of INR 10lakhs (INR Ten lakhs only) on 17.06.20. All the city clubs and Society in different parts of West Bengal including Burdwan Ortho Club, Siliguri Ortho Society, Barasat Ortho Club, Kolkata Orthopaedic Socity, East Kolkata Ortho Club, Berhampur Ortho Society, Durgapur Ortho Club and others are also vividly participating these week-long activities by maintaining social distancing. Today, at Howrah Ortho Club a free COVID Antibody test took place for front line health workers and police personnel. “Apart from this activity, patient awareness social media campaigns, COVID Kits distribution to Police Stations and Old-age homes are also planned as a part of the celebration” stated Dr Sarkar. He also mentioned “Proper diet, right food habit, weight management only can control the deformity of bones”.
Since 2012, Indian Orthopedic Association has started celebrating Bone and Joint Day on 4th August in an aim to build “Stronger bones – Stronger India”. It’s not a mere celebration but an opportunity to generate consciousness among the society about the increasing impact of musculoskeletal conditions and encourage cost-effective avoidance and cure procedure. Like previous years, this year as well West Bengal Orthopaedic Association along with Indian Orthopedic Association has started monitoring Bone & Joint week from 1st August 2020 to 7th August 2020 to re-examine and appraise the performance of orthopedic fraternity to achieve improved bone health of the masses and define the areas where collective efforts are needed by the state wise chapters of the Association.
Note: Webinar on Prevention of deformity in Degenerative Disease will be broadcasted today from 5.30pm on “WBOA WEBINAR” YOUTUBE CHANNEL.