Shillong ( Meghalaya), March 23 : On the occasion of the World Oral Health Day, an Oral Awareness programme was organised in NEIGRIHMS by the department of Dentistry.
Earlier ,the celebration started with a radio talk on oral health awareness by All India Radio on March 20 last by Dr Nathaniel Kharumnuid.
Today, the Run Awareness was held with a 2.5 km Run for MBBS and Nursing students. The run was flagged off by the Director of the Institute Prof (Dr) Nalin Mehta. The winners in both male and female category were awarded with certificates and medals.
This was followed by an awareness programme in the OPD area at NEIGRIHMS. The Director Prof (Dr) Nalin Mehta, Dean Prof (Dr) Asima Bhattacharya, Medical Superintendent Prof (Dr) C. Daniala, Prof & HOD department of Dentistry Prof (Dr) S.Vijay Singh and Dr Lomtu Assistant Professor department of Dentistry graced the occasion.
In his speech ,Prof (Dr) Nalin Mehta emphasized the importance of Oral Health and also the role of oral health in other systemic diseases. He also mentioned about the ill effects of tobacco in developing oral cancer. He also stated that consuming tobacco is not only harmful for the health but also has deleterious effects on the surrounding environment.