Twinkle Khanna inaugurated Female Anemia Risk Indicator on www.anemiafreeindia.com on Iron Deficiency Day i.e., November 26. Anemia is becoming a very serious problem among the Indians and is affecting more than 50% of the women of India. Anemia is a condition where the hemoglobin is less than 12 gm/dL among women due to various reasons such as heavy and abnormal menstruation, poor nutrition and worm infections. Also during pregnancy a lot of women also suffer through anemia as there is higher requirement of hemoglobin in blood. There is lack of awareness among the people and women in India.
Twinkle Khanna has been involved several activities to fight against Anemia through #morethanbara awareness campaign in collaboration with Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
As Twinkle Khanna rightly summarized, “Anemia in women is a significant health concern. Hence, Female Anemia Risk Indicator available on here is a much-needed tool that women can easily use to know whether they are at risk of developing anemia, and eventually take the right steps to correct it.”
FOGSI President, Dr. Alpesh Gandhi, informs, “FOGSI is committed to women’s health and bringing into fruition the vision of anemia-free India. We value the partnership with Emcure and jointly started the #morethanbara initiative and their newly launched website. Various FOGSI members have been contributing their views on anemia and advice periodically on this website. I would encourage people to visit for a comprehensive understanding of anemia, which can be extremely helpful even during this pandemic.”
Explaining the vision behind these initiatives, Executive Director of Emcure, NamitaThapar, goes on to say, “As a woman, I dream of a country where women can be in the best of health. Easily curable diseases like anemia should not stop women from dreaming big and putting their best foot forward. I hope this website empowers our women with the information and tools needed to combat anemia.”