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Punjabi Truckers! Tell Us Your Health Concerns

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Punjabi Truckers! Tell Us Your Health Concerns

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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Ritu Marwah, a participant in the 2020 California Fellowship

Other stories in this series include:

Road Warrior

Punjabi Truckers! Tell Us Your Health Concerns
India Currents
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Satsriakal ji,

Life on the road is tough. In order to maintain your job you have to maintain your health. Sitting for long periods of time and eating food available on the road can lead to health concerns.Tell us what health concerns you have as a truck driver or as a family member of a truck driver. Your story can save many lives and save your life. Please call me on Whatsapp. We want to hear your story.

By sharing your story with us, we can help each other. We can learn about new treatments and studies. 

Main ik Punjabi patarkar haan jehrdi ki India Currents magazine vaaste likhdi haan. MaIn kahaniyan di ik lari(लड़ी) te kamm kar rahi haan. jehri ki Punjabi truck chalkan di sakhat mehnat atte(and) ajj de zamane vitch ohna te aaun walian musibatan te channanan paundi hei.     

Sarak(road) te lamba samaan (time) bitande hoe kehrian cheezan uhna nun sehatmand rakhan de layi aasaan te mushkail hann. main jannan chaundi haan ki sehat sambandhi kehrian chunautiyan da tuhanun saamna karna penda hei atte( and) uhna da tussin ki hall  chahnde ho.

Kirpa kar ke mainu is WhatsApp no (1408 9056090) te message karo.

Main eh vi jannana chaundi haan ki tuhade mutabik truck chalkan nuun sarak te jaande ya na jaande  hoe aapni sehat nun theek rakhan de layi kehri jankari te sadhnan di zarurat hei.

A lot of new medical research has been done on South Asians by hospitals like Stanford and El Camino Hospital in California.This research may help the South Asian community. We can share the latest research and technology with you. Together we can improve our health. 

As a truck driver you drive a long, long, lonely road and may have no time to research what new treatments or opportunities are available to you.

Looking forward to your message!

Ritu Marwah 

Ritu Marwah is a 2020 California reporting and engagement fellow at USC Annenberg’s Center for Health Journalism.

[This article was originally published by India Currents.]