Speaking on the need of awareness initiatives, Dr.
Chowbey says, “The lifetime 'risk' of inguinal hernia repair is high: As per prevailing rates we estimate it at 27% for men and 3% for women. Current estimates suggest that more than 8.5 Lakh Inguinal Hernia cases comes to medical attention every year. Over the last few years, there has been much advancement in the field of Hernia care with a rapid shift towards imbibing minimally invasive techniques to repair Hernia. In Inguinal Hernia, the lump or protrusion is seen on sides of the pubic bone where the groin and thigh meet. As a general rule, all symptomatic inguinal hernias should be repaired when detected..