FREE DENTAL CHECK-UP CAMP
ORGANIZED BY ITM INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
DENTAL AND ORAL HEALTH CHECK-UP CAMP
IN ASSOCIATION WITH DR. G.D. POL FOUNDATION’S Y.M.T. DENTAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL
Date- 18TH AUGUST 2017
Place- ITM INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, PLOT NO. 11, SECTOR – 12, NEW PANVEL. Background:
Dental care has been always a neglected area, the leading oral cancer, gum diseases in rural area is bit alarming. In a recent study of central government it was found that 92% of students were found with dental cavities, decay and gum problem.
According to the survey, an
estimated 40-50 percent of Indian population has never visited a dentist.
Taking this threat as an opportunity ITM INSTITUTE HEALTH SCIENCES decided to arrange a
dental checkup camp for the local communities and students in Panvel and surrounding area to
create awareness about dental & oral care. This program would bring a change in behavior of
the community and students & would start taking preventive measures to avoid dental & oral
problems. ITM INSTITUTE OF HELATH SCIENCES has started its Dental OPD centre in association
with Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s YMT Dental College and Hospital. To make a community people
aware about their dental problems and also to increase awareness about dental OPD services
available in ITM IHS Panvel campus camp Institute has organized this special Dental Camp.
Dental check up camp was arranged by ITM IHS PANVEL in association with Dr. G.D. Pol Foundation’s YMT Dental College & Hospital, with the help of Local social workers and ward leaders.
Panvel & Surrounding village residents and students were the main beneficiaries of the camp Senior Citizens from the community & few women also attended the camp. Volunteers from Nursing department and YMT Dental College who contributed to conduct the Dental checkup camp were honored with a Certificate and Gift set.
The inauguration ceremony was done at 10.00 AM. Deputy Mayor Mrs. Charushila Gharat, Corporator Mr. Paresh Thakur, Corporator & Health Committee president Mrs. Rajashree Wavekar, Corporator & Advocate Mrs. Vrushali Waghmare, Corporator Mr. Prakash Binedar, Corporator Susheela Gharat, Ex Corporator & Ex Leader of Nagar palika Mr. Subhash Bhujbal, Social Worker Advocate Prashant Phulpagare, Mr. Vijay Mhatre and Local leader & Corporator Mr. Sameer Thakur, YMT’s Dr. Renu & Representatives were invited for the inauguration of the camp.
The Deputy Mayor Mrs. Charushila Gharat (Panvel Muncipal corporation) expressed their gratitude towards the activity arranged by ITM INSTITUTE OF HEALTH SCIENCES for the Panvel & surrounding village community.
Volunteers from Nursing under guidance of Dr. Sheetal Mhatre & Mrs. Sadhana Patil executed the camp process according to the plan. Two Doctors & four juniors from YMT Dental College & Hospital conducted the Dental oral health check-up. Dr. Sheetal Mhatre from ITM IHS (Dental Coordinator) also assists to team. Along with the Dental Check-up General health check-up was also conducted by Dr. Rachana from ITM Health Centre (Managed by DBM). A total number of 125 plus people were benefited through this camp.
The college had not only provided the Trained Doctors but they had also brought a well equipped van for any small surgery needed at the spot. Also they gave Case papers and OPD Card for those students who needed further treatment. The further Advanced treatment would be provided free at the YMT college Kharghar.
Total beneficiaries = 125 Plus.
Referred for further treatment = 75 Community people and Students.
A session was conducted by the Doctors to tell the students the importance of oral & dental care. Doctors explained in details about the root cause of the dental & oral health problems, how we and every one can avoid it. Etc. Students also asked the queries they had in their mind which were solved by the Doctors.
Honorable Dignitaries and Guest were felicitated by ITM Institute of Health Sciences giving a Tulsi Plant, and Special Gift Sets. The contribution of ITM admin staff members, faculties, IT Department, Nursing, MLT, Optometry department and Marketing team, Institute Students and Voulnteers helped to bring success to the Camp.
Thanks & Regards.
Kiran Rane (Asst Registrar / Admin)