It is my proud privilege to lead the Academy of Pediatrics, Uttar Pradesh, as President for the year 2019.
AOP, U.P. is an outstanding institution of higher learning working consistently for upliftment of child- health in our State.
The thrust this year shall be on Adolescent health in U. P. There are 253 million adolescents in the age group 10-19 years in India and the health situation of this age group is a key determinant of India’s overall health. Adolescents require proper nutrition, education, counseling and guidance to ensure their transition into physically & mentally healthy adults.
The Presidential Action Plan “TENS TO TEENS” has already been launched in UP PEDICON 2018 where 31 passionate adolescent health ambassadors trained themselves in Teen Counselling and Teen Mental Health.
I sincerely urge all members of AOP U. P. to take up the cause of the Adolescent Child in addition to its academic pursuits in the year 2019.,
I wish our pediatric fraternity a full, healthy and successful year 2019 .
Dr Piyali Bhattacharya
Dr. Piyali Bhattacharya