World Hepatitis Day: IUST organises training and community awareness programmes

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SRINAGAR: As 28th July is celebrated as World Hepatitis Day with this year’s theme ‘Eliminate Hepatitis’, Syed Mantaqi Memorial College of Nursing & Medical Technology (SMMCN&MT) IUST on Monday organised a series of programmes for healthcare providers and community awareness at District Hospital Anantnag, Sub District Hospital Bijbehara, SKIMS Medical College Bemina and SKIMS Soura.
A statement issued here said the main aim of these programmes was to create awareness about hepatitis among Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), dental technicians, health workers and general public.
Around 40 activists associated with ASHA and many people from high risk villages participated in the programme, the statement said.
The speakers of the programme were gastro anthologists – Dr Mohammad Shafi and Dr Mashkoor Beigh. The speech was followed by a short play prepared by BSc Nursing Ist year students in which the message was conveyed to the public regarding the prevention of hepatitis.
The healthcare providers and the common people had interaction session with the experts and sought replies to their queries related to the hepatitis.
At the end, Asmat Parveen (I/C Principal SMMCN&MT) who coordinated the programme paid vote of thanks and appreciated the role and support of Dr Majid Mehrab, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Anantnag, Dr Showkat Ahmad Para, Medical Superintendent Sub-District Hospital Bijbehara, Dr Shifa Deva, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Bemina, and Dr Farooq Jan, Medical Superintendent SKIMS Soura and University Administration for conducting the programme.
“As social responsibility, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora is trying its level best to reach to the different sections of the society through education, research and various outreach programmes,” the statement said.