Updated 7 Apr 2022, 4:53 pm
The Manipur State Branch of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), on Thursday observed the ‘World Health Day’ under the theme “Our Planet, our health” at its conference hall located at Lamphelpat, Imphal.
Addressing the event, IMA-MSB president Dr Jugindro Sorokhaibam said that climate change is a global phenomenon affecting every section or corner of the world and its impact has been increasing each day. To prevent any consequences from it, IPCC took several decisions and steps to combat this issue, the doctor informed.
Considering that the role of each and every citizen is accountable to control climate change, the programme is being held, the doctor said and appealed to the students, who participated in the function, to listen to the talk presented as a part of the observance ceremony.
“The role of the youth is very significant to save this mother earth. As such it is high time that every youth know what climate change is all about and its related consequences or impact,” he stated.
As a part of the programme, joint director, directorate of Environment and Climate Change, Tourangbam Brajakumar deliberated on the theme of the year, “Our Planet, Our Health”.
Former president of IMA, Dr Mohen Yanglem, senior IMA members Dr N Jiten and Dr RK Lenin also attended as chairpersons of the function.
The function was also participated by senior IMA members, doctors, students of Shija Academy of Health Sciences, RIMS and JNIMS.
Doctors on Pedals (DOP), the cycling wing of IMA also organised a cycling rally (CYCLOTHONE) earlier in the morning in and around Imphal City.
The rally, carrying the message of healthy living to the general public, was participated by more than 40 cyclists, including doctors, medical students and members of the Manipur Adventure and Mountain Biking Association.
First published:7 Apr 2022, 4:53 pm
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