Berhampur,14/11/18:On the occasion of National Pharmacy Week and World Diabetes Day, celebrated globally on 14th Nov, Diabetes & Endocare Clinic, Berhampur lead by Dr Sunil Kumar Kota, Consultant Endocrinologist& Diabetes Super specialist in association with Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur has organized aDiabetes awareness rally at Berhampur. Around 200 participants registered for the event, where Dr Ramesh Ch Chyaupatnaik, Hon’ble MLA, Berhampur cum Chairman, Ganjam District Planning Committee was the chief guest with; Vijay Amruta Kulange, Collector, Ganjam; Pinak Mishra, SP, Berhampur; Subash Maharana, Chairman,BDA and Diganta Routray, Sub Collector Berhampur as the guests of honour.
Dr Chyaupatnaik highlighted the importance of regular exercise and proper lifestyle in maintaining healthy life both in diabetics and non diabetics. Sri Vijay A Kulange asked everyone to invoke the child in themselves and stressed upon diet control and a regulated life style. Pinak Mishra and Diganta Routray emphasized regular testing and specialist consultation to avoid any untoward situation arising out of Diabetes. Dr B V V Ravi Kumar, Principal, Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences stressed upon the theme of this year’s National Pharmacy week “Know you medicines; Ask your pharmacist” and called upon budding pharmacists and the people at large to always be vigilant on self medication and unnecessary therapy.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Kota underscored the theme of the event ie “Diabetes & Family”. Family support and cooperation is absolutely necessary to tide over diabetes & its complications. It can be in from of moral support, encouragement, active participation in healthy lifestyle and regular exercise programs. Especially in elderly, it is additionally important in form of help them tackling their comorbidities, assisting them with regular medicine intake and specialist consultation, Apart from that, a person having diabetes should be a source of information regarding diabetes to all the members of family like its symptoms, complications, lifestyle changes and screening procedures. Dr Kota highlighted that 1 informed person should be a source to many.
An awareness video on Diabetes by Dr Sunil Kota was presented to the guests and was dedicated to the society. The awareness video was distributed amongst participants by social media. SriSubash Maharana later on thanked Dr Sunil for his tremendous efforts to build up awareness among the people from various places of Ganjam. Dr Kota further thanked the guests and others for their active participation. Subsequently guests flagged off the walk, where people participated with a uniform dress code conveying the theme and carried placards carrying the message of healthy living in diabetes. The rally started from MKCG Medical College, Main Gate and proceededthrough the town to end at Old bus stand.Around 2500 diabetes educational pamphlets were distributed amongst the passing by people during the rally.
Amongst others Dr Niranjan Patro, Dr Bimalendu Choudhury, and students of Roland institute of Pharmaceutical sciences, Dr E Padmanabha Rao, Ex President IMA Berhampur, Members of Lions cluband volunteers from Diabetes & Endocare Clinic too graced the occasion.