IUST holds awareness progs on prevention, diagnosis of hepatitis
Post by on Saturday, July 31, 2021
Awantipora July 30: Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora conducted awareness programmes at various hospitals of the valley on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis disease.
To commemorate World Hepatitis Day, Syed Mantaqi Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology, a constituent college of IUST, conducted the programmes in collaboration with SKIMS Soura, GMC Anantnag, Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (IMHANS) Rainawari.
The programmes were held with this year’s theme ‘Hepatitis Can’t Wait’ to accelerate hepatitis awareness and eliminate viral hepatitis as public health threat by 2030 under the constitution of Red and Yellow Ribbon club of the college.
Principal of the college, Asmat Parveen initiated the programme during which faculty members guided and trained the students about the urgency of efforts needed to eliminate hepatitis as a public threat.
An interactive session was held with the general public and the patients suffering from hepatitis.
During the event, Medical Superintendents of the respective hospitals Dr. Farooq Jan from SKIMS, Dr. Iqbal Sofi from GMC Anantnag and Dr. Ajaz Baba from IMHANS lauded the efforts of the nursing college and IUST in organizing such health awareness programmes.
The awareness programmes concluded with short awareness rallies held in the respective areas.