Latif Kapadia Memorial Welfare Trust (LKMWT) keeping their effort to create awareness for various basic health issues and the particular effects of consuming Gutka, chalia and other tobacco related substances in our society have continued their collaboration with The Hunar Foundation (THF) to safeguard the common ailments within the society by adapting precautionary measures and spreading awareness.
Following their alliance, an event ‘Gutka Eradication’ was held at the Karachi Institute of THF, with the core purpose of educating the students about the harmful effects of consuming gutka and chalia by educating the students toward the necessary precautionary steps that need to be ensured to overcome this addiction and menace.
The workshop was conducted by Dr. Dinaz Ghandhi, Honorary Board Member LKMWT who is also an Associate Professor, Altamash Institute and Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon at Aga Khan University Hospital. Ms Naeema Kapadia – Executive Director — LKMWT along with Mr Farman Khan and Mr Arsalan Khan of LKMWT.
The junior doctors of Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine were also present at the occasion who carried out an oral screening camp for over 100 students and staff members of the Dehli Mercantile Society Technical Institute (DMSTI).
Commenting on the occasion, Ms Naeema Kapadia of LKMWT said, “We are extremely happy to continue our collaboration with THF and be given this platform where we are able to provide health awareness. Not only will the students be sound vocationally but will also be healthy. Gutka eradication program is primarily focused on the prevention and hazards of tobacco usage. It is imperative that the future of our country is healthy—a healthy mind is a progressive mind. We are also thankful to the Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine for being a part of this event.”
Dr. Dinaz Ghandhi while commenting on the occasion, said, “This event today is a follow up to the Lecture and talk last week on the hazards of tobacco, gutka and chalia paan etc usage and oral health awareness. Now we are conducting a screening medical camp for all the students to see how many of them indulge in use of the above hazardous substances and show signs of precancerous lesions or conditions like oral submucous fibrosis (OSF). It will help identify individuals who require further medical assistance,” she concluded.