Eminent Gynaecologist of Delhi come together for Women’s Day Walkathon organized by Fortis La Femme & Delhi Gynae Forum

March 6, 2018, Delhi – Commemorating the International Women’s Day and with a focus to drive awareness on Women’s Health, Fortis La Femme and Delhi Gynaecological Forum South (DGFS) organized the first ever Walkathon by Gynaecologists today at Raahgiri in Connaught Place, New Delhi. The aim of the walkathon was to promote awareness about women’s health and communicate the importance of vaccination & regular screening which can help early detection and thereby treatment of otherwise life-threatening cancers like Cervical & Breast Cancer. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide. In India, Cervical & Breast cancer form the top two most common cancer in women with an estimated 70,000 deaths per year caused by Cervical cancer as of data collected by WHO in 2016.


The walkathon marks the first of its kind initiative that brought together over 200 gynaecologists from all top hospitals in the city, raising awareness on the need for women to prioritize health.

Speaking at the occasion, Ms Anika Parashar, COO, La Femme said: “Women have always been successfully juggling various roles, that of a mother, wife, an entrepreneur or at various positions in the corporate world, however they tend to keep their own health at the bottom of their priority. With this unique walkathon by so many eminent gynaecologists from all the top hospitals in Delhi, we want to drive the message of Priority Health. We can beat cancer by prioritizing vaccination and regular screening.”

The walkathon is the brainchild of Dr Meenakshi Ahuja, President DGFS & Dr Shelly Singh, Vice President DGFS and was ably supported by IMA, Delhi under the leadership of Dr Savita Puri, President IMA. The three doctors echoed the key message behind the walkathon, that self-awareness is the best defence couldn’t ring truer in case of fight against breast cancer and cervical cancer.

About Fortis La Femme

Fortis La Femme takes an integrated approach to women’s health and covers every medical aspect in Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatology, Anesthesia, General & Laparoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Genetic and Fetal Medicine. La Femme currently operates four hospitals across Delhi, Bengaluru and Jaipur.


La Femme also has a unique department catering to the holistic birthing care needs of a woman called Mamma Mia, which complements the Fortis La Femme brand, offering a range of services from pre conception, Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting. La Femme is also the winner of Most Popular Maternity Hospital by Child Magazine in 2013 & 2014. La Femme was ranked No. 5 amongst Top Gynecological Hospitals in India (No. 1 Private Gynecological Hospital in North India) in Nielsen Survey 2015 conducted by THE WEEK magazine. Most recently, La Femme was adjudged the most trustworthy hospital for Gynecology by Readers Digest in 2018.