WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2008
World No Tobacco Day is observed every year on May 31st. Cancer
Patients Aid Association teamed up with the World Health
the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to make this year a memorable
one. The theme was "TOBACCO FREE YOUTH". A number of events in
line with this topic were organized from 24th May to 31st May.
May: SKIT COMPETITION
30 teams from different colleges in Mumbai participated in a skit
competition. The judges were Ms.
Vineet Gill, National Professional Officer, (Tobacco Free Initiative)
(WHO); Mr. B K Prasad, Joint Secretary (Health), Ministry of Health &
Family Welfare; Dr. Vinayak Prasad, Director (Public Health), Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare; Dr. Surendra Shastri, Head- Preventive
Oncology Dept, (Tata Memorial Hospital) and Mr. Y.K. Sapru, Chairman and
CEO, CPAA. The Jai Hind team stood first, followed by EMDI and KC
To publicize the issues involved in tobacco control, CPAA organized a
press conference which was addressed by Mr. Milind Soman (Actor/Model);
Mr. Arjun Rampal (Actor/Model); Mr. A.N. Roy (Director General of Police);
Mr. Y.K. Sapru (Chairman and CEO, CPAA); Dr. Paramita Sudharto (Public
Health Administrator, WHO). They spoke about their support to
tobacco control and felicitated artistes from the music industry for their
enthusiastic participation in a concert to publicize the issue. The
programme was compered by Mr. Tarun Ratnani of Radio Mirchi 98.3FM.
25th May: MUSICAL INDUSTRY
SUPPORTS TOBACCO CONTROL
concert involving 14 artistes helped spread the message of the dangers
tobacco abuse. Inaugurated by Viveik Oberoi, Farah Khan, Tanuja
Chandra, the evening saw performances by Shweta Pandit, Raman
Mahadevan, Anusha Mani, Akriti Kakkar, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Baba Sehgal,
Javed Ali, Sowmya Rao, Madhushree, Srinivas Iyer and ended with a
spectacular act by Shankar Ehsan Loy. Celebrities Tara Sharma and Shilpa
Agnihotri gave anti tobacco messages. The programme was sponsored by Nokia,
Sony Television, State Bank of India, Taj Lands End, Radi Mirchi, Bharat
Petroleum, Hotel Rangsharada, Indian Oil, Kodak, FS Public Relations,
Bright Outdoor Media, MidDay, Milllionaire and SWAT.
29th May: FREE
ENT CHECK UP:
A Mega Free ENT checkup camp was held at Naigaon Police Station for
Policemen and their families on 29th May 2008. Mr. Hemant Karkare, Joint
Commissioner of Police inaugurated the event which was presided over by
Chief Guest Ms. Varsha Usgaonkar. The ENT checkups were performed by Dr.
Asit Gore and Dr. Milind Khare. A Skit was also enacted by Kamgar Kalyan
Bhavan, Andheri. Over 600 policemen and their family members took
advantage of the facility.
May: CRICKET MATCH:
A Cricket Match was organized at MIG Club, Bandra (E) on World No Tobacco
Day, 31st May 2008. Celebrities from every walk of life
participated in this match. Dr. Anil Deshmukh (Maharashtra Minister); Mr.
Ajit Wadekar, Mr. Ashok Mankad, Mr. Karsan Ghavri (cricketers), Mr. Sammer
Dharmadhikari, Mr. Mukesh Tiwari, Mr. Govind Namdev, Ms. Anupama Verma,
Mr. Aryan Vaid (film personalities), Mr. Anoop Jalota, Mr. Dilip Pankule,
Mr. Dinesh Ghodke (celebrities) and doctors from Tata Memorial, Hinduja,
KEM and Nanavati Hospitals and Cancer patients.
Mrs. Neeta More, Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Dr. Mandakini Purandare and
Breast cancer patients were invited for the talk “DILKHULAS” based on
breast cancer. This was held on “ME MARATHI”, 16th May 2008.
A health exhibition was
organized on 31st May
2008 at Kamathipura. This was done with the support of Committed
Communities Development Trust (CCDT) to create awareness about
the ill effects of tobacco and smoking.
A Health Mela was held at Convergys India Services Pvt. Ltd., Thane on
22nd May 2008. Anti Smoking spots were shown and awareness material on
oral cancer was distributed. A similar exhibition will be organized at all
Convergys locations country wide.
PATIENT CARE DEPARTMENT REPORT: MAY 2008
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS AIDED
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS VISITED AT HOSPITAL, WARD &
TOTAL NO. OF PATIENTS COUNSELED & GUIDED
TOTAL NO. OF AMBULANCE SERVICES PROVIDED
FOR PATIENTS COURTESY VASWANI TRUST
Diagnostic and patient care
department organized a program on 3rd
May 2008 at Nalanda hall to fulfill 35 patient’s wish with support
of Vaswani Trust. The children were first entertained by a
magician who performed tricks. A Vaswani Trust volunteer, Kanchan sang
songs with the children clapping along. They were then given the gift that
they had chosen earlier, each painstakingly addressed to the child
concerned. Finally snacks were served. Trust members said that they worked
to give happiness to people around them and that afternoon's efforts had
rewarded them for their hard work.
BOOKLETS FOR CANCER AVAILABLE IN
CPAA has published booklets on Chemotherapy and Radiation to answer
queries and provide information regarding how to cope with Cancer
treatments. The original English booklet has been translated to various
regional languages like:- Hindi, Gujarati and Bengali. Marathi translation
is under process at the moment. For further information contact:-
Phone Nos- 24924000. 24928775, 64517960
PROGRAMME FOR VOLUNTEERS
Cancer Patients Aid Association
organized its third certificate programme to train volunteers in cancer
counseling. A group of 14 volunteers attended a three day workshop in which
as importance of counseling, exploring the individual's motivation, grief
and loss, role of the counselor, developing skills, ethical issues, burnout
self care were
covered. The programme will be conducted every month by
Susmita Mitra and
Music Industry Supports Tobacco Control
Smt. Panadevi Dalmia
Cancer Management Centre
King George V Memorial,
Dr. E. Moses Road,
Tel: +91 22 2492 4000/ 8775
Fax: +91 22 2497 3599
Suman Ramesh Tulsiani
Diagnostic & Rehabilitation Centre
Prabhadevi Industrial Estate, Gala No. 15, 1st floor, Next to Domino's
Pizza, Opp. Siddhivinayak Temple, Prabhadevi, Mumbai-25.
Tel: +91 22 2438 3296 / 5625 6349
Kishanchand Shahani Clinical Diagnostic Centre
1st Floor, Naigaon Municipal Maternity Hospital, Dahivalkar Road, Opp.
BDD Chawl No. 6&7, Next to Police Grounds, Naigaon, Mumbai-14.
Tel: +91 22 2412 1680
Email : email@example.com
Website : http://www.cpaaindia.org/
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