Ludhiana: Due to the increasing use of computers, mobiles and televisions, the problem of vision is increasing among teenage students of school in the rural and urban areas of the Ludhiana District. In the last five years, problem of the vision has increased multi fold than the previous few years mainly among the teenage boys and girls both.
As the rural medical officer, Dr Deepika Puri from the Health department who carries out the medical checkup camps in the government schools said that the problem of vision is increasing among students of the senior and higher secondary classes of the Ludhiana District according to the checkups.
“In our health check up camps in the last few years we have seen an increasing problem of vision among the students from the eighth standard onwards both in rural and urban”, said, Dr Puri who organise camps in government schools from the health department. She further said, “As the availability of electronic modes is already a lot in urban areas while in the rural areas also accessibility of television has gone very wide, which is affecting eyes of the students.”
She further informed that they suggest students to consume less time in front of the computers and television. “We ask them to use the computer only up to that much time, which is necessary to do their work and avoid watching television for long hours. Moreover we ask students to watch television from the distance to avoid stress on the eyes,” added Dr Puri.
While among the students of the government primary schools problem of dental caries is increasing due to poor hygiene of the students in tender age, so they make their teachers aware about the fact so that they can put the notes about it on the dairies of students in order to make their parents aware about it. Dr Deepika informed that this problem is founding primary students always as they don’t brush in a proper manner and don’t clean the mouth after eating; it needs to be taken care off.
She added that to make students overcome this problem they tell them to ask their parents to make them brush properly and take care of the other hygiene in body to keep them healthy. “But this problem is seen in the primary school students only, as students grow then they take care of their body hygiene’s well so among the secondary classes just ten percent faces this problem both in the rural and urban cities of district”, added Dr. Deepika Puri. However, in the recent check up reports in the past, problem of pneumonia has gone around sixty percent down in primary and senior secondary girls as students use to follow their guidelines. “Among girls mainly of senior and higher secondary classes the problem of anemia was at the high number but now it has gone down more than sixty percent”, she added while talking about the students.
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