Workshop in Gujarat on World No Tobacco Day
Consumer VOICE in collaboration with Rajkot Saher Jilla Grahak Suraksha Mnadal, Rajkot organized World No Tobacco Day by holding a workshop followed by media interaction on 31st May 2023 at Conference Hall, government Circuit House, Rajkot, Gujarat.
The workshop was attended by more than 70 people including doctors from Cancer Hospitals, AIIMS, District Hospital, Students, NGOs representatives, District Chief Health Officer, Chief Health Officer, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Media Persons and Victims & Survivors.
Dr. R. S. Trivedi, Hon’ble Chief Medical Officer, Rajkot Government Medical College, Rajkot; Dr. Khyatiben Vasavada, Hon’ble Medical Director, Rajkot Cancer Society. Rajkot, Gujarat; Dr. Gautam Makadia, MD-Oncologist, Shree Jalaram Gurukul Sarvajanik Hospital Rajkot, Gujarat; Dr. Jeet Mehta, Hon’ble Oncologist, Saurashtra Cancer Care & Research Centre, Government of Gujarat Shri Pankajbhai Rathod, Former Chief Health Officer, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Rajkot, Gujarat Shri Jayeshbahi Vakani, Hon’ble Chief Health Officer, Rajkot Municipal Corporation, Rajkot, Gujarat, Shri Hemant Kumar Upadhyay from Consumer VOICE, New Delhi attended the workshop among others.
All participants took oath not to consume tobacco followed by media interaction. To garner the media support a press release was also disseminated among regional media. There was also a Health Camp organised by Jalaram Raghukul Sarvjanik Hospital for the early detection of oral cancer.