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SIVASAGAR, Nov 17: As part of their year-long programme on health awareness, the North East Obstetrics and Gyecological Society Conference (NEOGSCON) organized a health awareness camp among the students of Fuleswari Girls’ HS School here recently. Speaking on aemia, noted gyecologist Dr Arun Madhav Baruah said that almost 88 per cent adolescents in India are seen suffering from chronic aemia, the main cause of which is iron deficiency.
In a survey it was observed that 7 out of 10 girls in Delhi itself were suffering from aemia. The Government is aware of the problem since 1970 and, therefore, regularly distributes iron tablets. However, only 10 per cent of the patients consume tablets properly, he added. Malarial parasites, worm infestation and hereditary diseases are the main causes of aemia, he said. The programme was also attended by Dr Bipani Hazarika, former president of the Aesthetic Society of Assam.