Mon March, 2021

Training For Health Professionals On Adverse Health Effects Of Tobacco At Saktinagar Zilla Hospital

Tobacco use continues to be the leading global cause of death and threatening to become an uncontrollable epidemic with 13 lakhs deaths every year due to Tobacco diseases.. As a result Tobacco related mortality is increasing day by day. Economic burden (both Direct and Indirect) of Tobacco use India, is estimated Rs.1, 04,500 crores per year. In this context Tobacco Control Programme aims to reduce diseases, disabilities and deaths related to tobacco use. In this perspective MANT is on the way towards establishment of an effective and efficient system of Tobacco Control in West Bengal.

Nadia health & Family Welfare Department approached MANT for conducting a Workshop on Tobacco Control with the Health officials of Zila Hospital Shaktinagar, Nadia on 11th March,2020 at 02.00 PM.

The main focus of the Program was to orient Health Officials and staffs of Zila Hospital Shaktinagar, Nadia regarding Tobacco Control and future work plan to declare Nadia District a smokefree district.

The workshop was addressed by

  • Superintendent of Zila Hospital Shaktinagar, Nadia
  • Psychologist DTCC, Nadia
  • Social Worker DTCC, Nadia
  • Barsha Nandy, Regional Coordinator, MANT, Kolkata

Read the complete program report. Download this pdf.

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