On 18th September ORAL CANCER AWARENESS DAY was conducted in the premises of INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES, PUDUCHERRY under the banner of TUMOR BOARD. The program started by 9:00 AM in the MEDICAL HOSPITAL BLOCK near MEDICAL RECORDS DEPARTMENT and 4th floor TUMOR BOARD, INDIRA GANDHI INSTITUTE OF DENTAL SCIENCES.
More than 500 patients and their relatives attended the program and were informed about oral cancer and its preventive measures and pamphlets were given for the same. All were screened for oral cancer by the Team of doctors. Patients with early stages of oral cancer were given free preventive medicines and advice. Mrs. Lakshmi nutritionist has given away valuable speech regarding the role of diet in oral cancer. There was mutual discussion between the doctors and patients regarding the programme.
The event was headed by the PRINCIPAL Prof. Dr. CAROUNANIDY USHA, Tumor Board co-ordinator Dr.N. VEZHAVENDAN, Dr. A. SANTHADEVI, Dr. VISHWANATH and Dr. RAMESH and other board members. The sponsors were CIPLA and WARREN pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd.