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640 HEALTH RISK REDUCTION Awareness session for Citizens

posted Jun 22, 2019, 9:20 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jun 22, 2019, 9:20 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 5-June-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ for the citizens at Ram Nagar slum in Chinchwad under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Limited.

The session started with the introduction of the resource person and staff by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS). Dr. Narayan Jaibhai from government hospital was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. 30 youth and senior citizens participated in this workshop.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics on composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. He also spoke about diabetes, heart related ailments and educated people on prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis. Participant asked many questions which were answered by the resource person.

Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire (Staff- DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized youth to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.