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INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY CELEBRATED BY B. R. SINGH HOSPITAL
Kolkata, November 18, 2022
International Men’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the cultural, political and socio-economic achievements of men. The day is also observed to highlight the positive role models and to raise awareness of men’s well-being. International Men's Day 2022 is celebrated at Eastern Railway’s B R Singh Hospital/Sealdah today (18.11.2022).
Dr Rudrendu Bhattacharya, Principal Chief Medical Director/Eastern Railway, Dr Indira Jha, Medical Director/ B.R. Singh Hospital, doctors and other administrative officers graced the occasion. Dr Bhattacharya, while addressing the audience, spoke on gender equality and improving relations between men and women. He also emphasized on good physical and mental health of boys & men for a healthy and happy society.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sayantan Saha, DMO/B. R. Singh Hospital discussed on the physical health awareness among men. Men have a shorter life expectancy compared to women and are also more likely to suffer from heart attack and lung cancer. Hence, men should take abundant precaution of their cardiovascular health and get screened for prostate and lung cancer.
Dr Jhunu Mukherjee, ACHD/Psychiatry spoke about the mental health crisis of men. Men are 2-3 times more likely to attempt suicide compared to women and are also more prone to develop unhealthy habits like drinking, smoking, taking drugs and getting hooked to online stuff. Men's Mental Health is a silent epidemic. Men should be encouraged to seek help in case of crisis from an early age to prevent suicide tendency.