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Free BMD Check-up Camp at KCA

Punjab News Express | February 24, 2023 04:01 PM

AMRITSAR: The Department of Physiotherapy, Khalsa College Amritsar organized a free Bone Mineral Density (BMD) check-up camp. The camp was inaugurated by the Dr. Mehal Singh, Principal, Khalsa College, Amritsar.The camp was organized with the motive to detect the deficiency of calcium in the bones of people with age 25 years and above. A total number of 115 people from college campus and the areas nearby the Khalsa College Amritsar availed the free services of this campand underwent the assessment of their bone mineral density levels. It was found that out of 115 people, 35 % people were having normal bone mineral density levels. 65 % patients were diagnosed with low bone mineral density level, most of which were found to be osteopenic.

The patients were also advised to follow a healthy diet and take other nutritional supplements. The experts guided them on the diet to raise the bone mineral density levels and diet charts were also distributed to them. The BMD testing equipment was provided by ‘Gupta Surgical’, Amritsar. The camp arrangements were applauded by the people.

Principal Dr. Mehal Singh congratulated the head of Physiotherapy Department Dr. Manu Vishist and the other staff members of the Department for organizing such event and assured that the college will keep providing such free services to the society through the camps in the future also. Dr. Aman Navneet Kaur, Dr. Manpreet Kaur, Dr. Shubhneet Kaur, Dr. Amanpreet Kaur, Dr. Loveleen Saini, Dr. Baljeet Kaur and Dr. Ravneet Kaur were present in the camp.

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