Only 187 corporation employees turn up for health check-up at headquarters

Apr 09, 2013, 04:02 IST | Anup Satphale

A health check-up carried out in the main building of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) turned out to be hogwash as out of around 6,000 employees, only 187 underwent examination.

As per officials from the health department, a notice was circulated regarding the health check-up on the occasion of World Health Day but many employees did no know about it.

Some were unaware and others avoided visiting the health camp though it was conducted in the same building. One official from the health department said, “I was not aware about the health camp conducted today so there was no way I could have attended it.”

Communication issues? The health check-up camp was held in the main PMC building that employs over 6,000 people

Sharing the same views, health officer Dr Ramesh Chavan, said, “I was not aware about the health camp so I did not go.”  “We had conducted a health check-up on the occasion of the World Health Day. We checked the blood pressure and recorded the weight of employees.

We carried out only BP check-ups keeping in sync with the theme of World Health Day — blood pressure. Out of the 187 employees checked, 79 employees were diagnosed with blood pressure issues. We have told them to get further treatment froma physician in the PMC hospital.” said Anjali Sabne, deputy health officer.

“We had informed all employees from the building and majorityof them came. There are very few employees in the building,” she added. ST Pardeshi, acting medical officer, claimed that around 80 per cent employees had undergone the health check-up in the camp. “Today we had called employees only from the main building,” said Pardeshi.

However, according to Public Relation Officer Sanjay More, over 6,000 employees work in PMC’s main building. 

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