PLEXUS- A MEDICAL PUZZLE
AMSA India in collaboration with Inklings, the literary society of Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi introduced and organised PLEXUS- a medical puzzle collective.
Amidst an atmosphere already brightened by the festive energy of SPLASH, LHMC's Annual Inter-College Festival, AMSAIndia brought together fellow medico litterateurs for PLEXUS with an assortment of events like
1) Medical Taboo: with 6 taboo words, teams would have to use their hippocampal storage to guess the winning word.
2) Medical Quiz: a round with a set of 10 questions about AMSA, World Health Day, and Medicine!
3) Boomerang: A round where the contesting teams would make a 2 second loop video of any medical procedure, technique etc. They would then have to caption it and explain its significance.
The audience and contestants were also introduced to AMSA India and its work. They were shown some quirky, stimulating TEDx clippings in between these rounds to balance it all out.
We look forward to more opportunities for our new initiative called PLEXUS as we strive to take AMSA India further ahead in its journey.
India's Biggest women’s run
Pinkathon, India's Biggest women’s run is an initiative of the United Sisters Foundation. It was created with the specific purpose of getting more and more women to adopt a fitter lifestyle for themselves and their families, and to highlight the need for increased awareness about Breast cancer and other issues that put women’s lives at risk.
The basic idea behind the marathon is that women are the key to a healthier and fitter society.In the current scenario, women neglect their own health and are encouraged to stay at home, and often made to feel guilty about spending time on themselves.
A mission to spread light to the deepest corners of the world
Students of Government Medical College, Amritsar teamed up with internationally recognised charity and NGO: Deep Mission to host a two day health camp. Two centres were strategically chosen so that maximum number of children could be examined. One being the Public School under the NGO.
The team included 5 interns and upto 8 undergraduates working seamlessly as a unit. The health assessment included a one on one brief consultation allowing the children to voice any complaints they might have, blood pressure monitoring, weight, height measurement, auscultation and a physical exam. Following the assessment, the children even put up a zealous singing performance to show their gratitude towards the team. “We, as medical students were glad to provide such a pragmatic service through such an educational experience.” said
Japmehr Kaur Sandhu, GMC’s college head.
We must take care of our body, it’s the only place we have to live
The students of Era’s Lucknow University under Asian Medical Student’s Association, took this message from paper to practice as they held an interactive session with the underprivileged children of Shri Ram Audhyogic Anathalaya in an attempt to spread ‘Hygiene Awareness’. With talks about what hygiene actually is and how to simply practise it, to the WHO steps of hand washing, the session was happily participated in by the kids as a fun learning one.
As we bid goodbye to them, the smiles spread across their innocent faces on receiving hampers comprising of a hand sanitizer and some candies, made it a happy day for both the participants as well as the organisers.
The members of AMSA India and students of Shri B M Patil Medical College, encouraged students and staff of the college to donate clothes for charity.
These clothes were collected by putting up a clothes donation stall during the college cultural fest where, anybody could donate clothes for charity.
Around 100+ clothes were collected at the end of 3 days, and these were donated to the people of leprosy colony Bijapur.
It is truly said that, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference.”
Visit to Old age home
The members of AMSA India, the students of Shri B M Patil Medical College and Al-Ameen Medical college Bijapur, conducted a visit to an old age home in Bijapur.
The purpose of the visit was to interact with the elderly living in the old age home, know their social issues, health issues and advise them accordingly.
Apart from this fruits were also distributed to all the people and importance of eating right at that age was stressed.
The session was enlightening, and it was a pleasure to spend time with the elderly and share some thoughts for the volunteers.