HEALTH AWARENESS FOR MOBENI HEIGHTS WOMEN
The Mobeni Heights women’s group held a Health and Wellness Day in commemoration
women’s month on Sunday.
At a cost of R15, members of the public were treated to talks by local doctors on issues such as relaxation and the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
One of the speakers at the event, Dr Anand Pillay, who runs his own private practice said,
“As human beings it is important to be healthy on the inside and on the outside.
Many people in today’s society lead such hectic and busy lifestyles that we forget to take care of our own well-being.”
Pillay added, “Recently women have a number of roles to play and have to multitask and sometimes neglect themselves in the process, while taking care of others. I feel awareness
days like these are important to pamper and inform individuals on health issues.”
Free blood pressure and sugar tests were performed and individuals were also treated to full medical examinations.
Kisty Naidoo, who attended the event, said that more awareness campaigns on women’s health should be conducted more regularly.
“A lot of women are being diagnosed with illnesses such as cancer and diabetes, but are too afraid to get help or seek advice due to the stigma attached to it. I think more free health
examinations should be held especially to people who live in rural areas and who cannot afford it,” Naidoo said.
Devika Gounden, chairperson of the Mobeni Heights women’s group said, “August is women’s month and the organisation wanted to do something special to uplift and help the
We decided to base our idea on health and wellness because women are actually in charge of making sure everyone is well and healthy in their family, so we wanted to make
sure that women remember to actually take care of themselves.”
She added that all donations received will be given to the hospice in Chatsworth.