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Awareness Programme – 2024

Theme: “Community based awareness and Screening programme on Hypertension”
An awareness program was organized by the Department of Physiology in collaboration with Department of Community medicine on the occasion of World Hypertension Day- 2024 on 29th May 2024. This program was mainly intended to educate the students and public about Hypertension, its risk factors, early diagnosis and prevention in our society as it is one of the most common non communicable disease.

An awareness program was conducted from 10:00 am- 1:00pm. At the beginning of the program Dr Priyanka Singh, Professor in the Department of Physiology conducted a prior sensitization and orientation to community outreach programme for the students followed by brief discussion about Hypertension.

The students were then divided into small groups, led to Kumbalgodu village where awareness camp was held. Faculty from Dept of Community Medicine and Physiology (Dr Vidhya, Dr Vidhusha, Dr .Amareswari VH, Ms Lavanya S and Ms Rashmitha VK) accompanied the students.
Blood pressure was recorded in the camp by the students under the guidance of Interns and staff. The patients with Hypertension were counseled and advised to visit the hospital for further evaluation.

Hand outs on Hypertension awareness and prevention were distributed by the students to the public in the camp. The Handouts were printed with information in local language so that the people could understand easily. Students clarified the doubts raised by the public.
The program ended by taking informal feedback from the public. We received a positive response and requests to conduct more such programmes in future. Feedback from the students was taken through Google forms. Positive feedback was received and students showed interest towards conducting more such programmes in future.
 
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