Saturday, November 6, 2010



Veetumutta classes on Lifestyle diseases are designed as a awareness campaign against lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, hyper tension and cancer and also as the academic propaganda of the 13th All India People’s Science Congress.

The training of Resource Persons were conducted on 16th and 23rd November, 2010 at the Parisarakendram, Thrissur. Health workers from Public Health Centres and Sub Centres and ASA workers under the NRHM were trained on 16th. Nearly 120 persons attended the training. More than 60 NSS volunteers from Vimala College, St. Thomas College and Co-operative College and St. Joseph’s College were undergone the training on 23rd. The sessions were led by Dr. KG Radhakrishnan, State Executive Committee Member, KSSP.

It is decided to conduct 500 veettumutta classes in the month of November in Thrissur district. The first class on the topic was organized in Chalakkudi meghala. Nearly 80 persons of all age groups from nearby 20 families were present in the class from 7 pm to 8.30 pm at the house of Sri. Shailajan, Konur, Koratty Panchayath. Sri. KM Baby took the class. Dr. KG Radhakrishnan presented the class at uzhingara colony in Pottore Panchayath in Ollukkara maghala and Sri. Rajesh, at Kodakara on 31st Nov. More than 60 persons attended both the classes.

Large number of classes will be conducted on 7th Nov. Following classes are planned at present.


Pullor (3 pm), Azad Road (7 pm)


Vallivattam Milk Society (2.30 pm), Kuzhoor Library (7 pm)


Nedumbal, Moolamkudam, Pookkode (6.30 pm)


Kolazhy (2 Pm), Achuthapuram


Eriyad Bhagat Singh Club, Eriyad Cheraman, Block office.


Vallachira, Paralam


Thampuranpadi Library(7 pm)


SN Puram (7 pm)

Another major programme is decided on 14th Nov., the World Diabetes Day. Mass campaign of Body Mass index examination is planned at Thrissur Round at 6 spots. 5 health workers will be present at each place, taking BMI and displaying banners and placards with the slogans of right lifestyle. Pilot programme of this is organized at Thriprayar on 13th evening.

Institutional health classes in schools, civil stations and work places are being conducted in the latter half of the month.

BMI verification is planned as an invariable part of the classes. Parishath Hot Box will be exhibited at all centres.

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