KU holds one-day Oro-Dental Health Awareness camp

Srinagar: Kashmir University Health Centre (KUHC) on Tuesday organised a one-day Oro-Dental Health Awareness Camp.
Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir inaugurated the day-long camp, organised in collaboration with Department of Public Health, Government Dental College (GDC) Srinagar, for students, faculty members and non-teaching staff of the university to raise awareness on the importance of Oro-Dental Health.
Dr Nisar said the university’s health centre must continue to hold such camps in future for the benefit of university’s students, scholars and faculty members and assured university’s support to such endeavours.
Scores of students and faculty members visited the camp and were examined by doctors from GDC Srinagar and advised necessary medication.
They were also educated about various dental ailments and their prevention by way of modifying their dietary habits and by following proper dental hygiene.
The programme was organised in view of the fact that 95% population is suffering from one or the other oral dental diseases due to lack of awareness, poor oral hygiene, poor dietary habits.
The recent Covid19 pandemic, according to experts, resulted in marked increase in various Oro-Dental diseases.
Dr Asim Farooq Shah from GDC Srinagar also delivered a brief talk on ‘dental health: prevention and management’.
Dr Ashfaq A Zarri, Joint Registrar and In-Charge KU Health Centre, highlighted aims and objectives of the camp, which was also attended by Special Secretary to Vice-Chancellor Dr Tanveer A Shah.
Medical Officer KU Dr Surayyah Jan was also present on the occasion while the event was coordinated by Dr Khalid Nazir, Senior Dental Surgeon KU.

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