WHO day 2013 our UG student's activity
- World Health Day 2013 – 7th April - ‘High Blood Pressure’Department of Community Medicine – Bharati Vidyapeeth(DU) Medical College, Pune launched an awareness campaign on ‘high blood pressure’ from 1st – 7th April 2013 for the general public residing in Dhankawadi, staff of Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Biotechnology and Katraj Dairy.Dept. of Community Medicine along with student coordinators – Salomi Singh, Sara Rashid, Nemisha Velchamy and Shubhika Sachdeva organized a free health checkup camp. People found to be having blood pressure on the higher side and not taking treatment were advised follow up, dietary and life style changes. Dr.P.D. Pore and Dr.S.S.Sagare (Assoc.Profs. Dept of Community Medicine) designed a proforma to assess knowledge and awareness of the people about various facets of hypertension.Student volunteers of VI semester created awareness on the global burden of high blood pressure, its risk factors, signs and symptoms, treatment, complications and most importantly - preventive measures of hypertension by displaying posters in public places like cafes, banks , BSNL office as well as some clinics across Pune city.A short film prepared by the students was aired during the health checkup to educate the people about various aspects of high blood pressure. Dr(Mrs.)J.S.Gothankar (Assoc.Prof. Dept of Community Medicine) discussed the magnitude of the problem in the community and primary prevention of hypertension, while Dr. Kavita Krishna (Prof. Dept of Medicine) educated the public about signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure in the video.The entire activity was guided by Dr. Aarti Pokale( Asst. Lecturer Dept. of Community Medicine).High blood pressure- Take Control …. Now!!!
link to the videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks9utGs7Lro&feature=youtu.be - http://m.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DKs9utGs7Lro%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&h=kAQGFgOl_&s=1I am very happy and proud about the work done by the students.
Dr. Prasad Pore
Mobile No. 9921073540