Sassoon Hospital starts campaign to raise awareness on skin disorders

In a bid to create awareness on skin-related diseases, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune has organised a ‘Skin Safar Rath.’ A special van has been having message on different skin-related diseases and it will be visiting 18 states, 26 cities and travel more than 11,000 km

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Skin diseases like vitiligo and leprosy have a high incidence in India. People have many misconceptions on these diseases. There are many taboos which a person affected with a skin disease has to face.

It is for this reason that SGH has organised a special initiative. The ‘clean skin, clean India’ will be the slogan of the initiative. The initiative is in association with Indian Association of Dermatologist, Venereologist and Leprosy (IADVL).

Dr Shekhar Pradhan, head of skin department at SGH, said, “We want to make people aware about modern technologies available to treat skin-related diseases. Vitiligo and leprosy do not spread by touch. The people with skin diseases get discriminatory treatment in society. Many times, people are using steroids mixed creams as treatment for skin-related diseases.”

The initiative was flagged off on Saturday, January 05 at Sassoon Hospital. Students from the B J Medical College also presented a street play on skin-related diseases. Dr Murlidhar Tambe, dean of SGH, Dr Arun Kowale, Deputy Dean, Dr Dhananjay Damle, Dr Sharad Mutalik, Dr Anagha Dudhabhate were also present at the flag-off event today.

 

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