Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligo

On Tuesday, June 25, the Department of Skin and Venereal Disease, B.J. Govt. Medical College, Pune observed World Vitiligo Day by organising a public awareness program under the guidance of Dr Sudhir Nanandkar, dean of Sassoon Hospital

Pune: B. J. Medical College organises event to raise awareness on vitiligoDuring this event Dr Muralidhar Tambe, Deputy dean, enlightened the audience regarding the cosmetic importance of this disease and the need for further awareness in the society about this disease. Dr Arun Kowale, spoke about the origin of this day and the history behind the celebration of this day and implored the gathered people comprising […]

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skin

Millions of people worldwide have vitiligo, a condition that causes the skin to lose its natural colour, resulting in patches of light skin. Although the white or light patches do not typically cause other symptoms, the condition can cause low self-esteem and depression in patients - of whom nearly half develop vitiligo before the age of 21

#WorldVitiligoDay: Tips to help vitiligo patients care for their skinAlthough there is no cure for vitiligo, dermatologists from the American Academy of Dermatology say there is a lot patients can do at home to make vitiligo less visible and help prevent the condition from spreading. “Many people with vitiligo do not have any other signs or symptoms and feel completely healthy,” says board-certified dermatologist […]

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

Sassoon Hospital starts campaign to raise awareness on skin disordersSkin 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 […]

Gandhi Jayanti: Sassoon Hospital raises awareness on mental health and skin disease

In order to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Sassoon General Hospital, (SGH), had arranged counselling for mentally ill patient’s relatives. The department of skin at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy General Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, in collaboration with Pune Cycle Pratishthan had also organised a cycle rally today to commemorate Swacha Twacha Diwas

Gandhi Jayanti: Sassoon Hospital raises awareness on mental health and skin diseaseThis unique cyclothon which was flagged off from BJGMC Pune by Hon. Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale in presence of Dr Ajay Taware concluded at the historic Shaniwarwada. It was organised to create social awareness –‘Healthy body healthy skin, vitiligo is treatable and leprosy is curable.’ On this occasion Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale congratulated dept. of […]

World Vitiligo Day: Sassoon Hospital spreads awareness through a walkathon

Vitiligo is an autoimmune condition that often causes skin pigmentation. Discrimination and social stigma are often attached to it. In order to dispel myths surrounding it, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), Pune, for the first time has organised a walkathon and awareness lectures on the occasion of World Vitiligo Day on Monday

World Vitiligo Day: Sassoon Hospital spreads awareness through a walkathonVitiligo is a genetic condition with the most visible manifestation. While it does not cause any major physical harm, it causes a lot of psychological stress. The condition is stigmatised and has many myths surround it. Experts say that a lot needs to be done to sensitise people about this condition. “Vitiligo – educating the […]