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World No Tobacco Day Observed

The department of Public Health Dentistry commemorated World No Tobacco Day by organizing a field visit to MVR Cancer centre, Vellalasseri, Kozhikode for the third year BDS students. The students [interns] of KMCT Dental College gave a public awareness talk on “harmful effects of Tobacco, Alcohol and newer substance abuse.

“Shun the Smoke “-A No Tobacco pledge was taken by students, faculty of KMCT Dental College and MVR Cancer centre. Dr. Dinesh Makuny[H.O.D, Radiation oncology- MVR Cancer centre, Vellalasseri, Kozhikode] took a scientific session on the topic “insights to radio therapeutic management of cancer patients”  for the third year students.

An interactive session on “tobacco cessation counselling “was taken by Mr Shameem [ Psychosocial oncology department- MVR Cancer centre, Vellalasseri, Kozhikode]. The students visited the Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy sections of the centre as well.

Mr Raveendran- a cancer survivor- inaugurated the programme.  Dr Dhanya Muralidharan[ H.O.D, department of Public Health Dentistry, KMCT Dental College], Dr Sudheesh Manoharan, Consultant, Head and Neck surgery, MVR Cancer centre, Dr Arun Paul and Dr Shahna J [Department of Public Health Dentistry] led the programme from the front.