World AIDS Day 2021 KIDS Organizes Health Education Programme

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On the occasion of World AIDS Day, a health education programme and skit was organized by Department of Public Health Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences (KIDS), KIIT Deemed to be University in association with ICPA, on 1st December 2021 at Garima Greh, Sakha, Sunderpada, Odisha.

A team of 22 members from KIDS conducted the programme. The faculties-in-charge Dr. Vinay S., Dr. Kunal Jha and Phd scholar Dr. Arpita Singh were welcomed by the members of Garima Greh, after which an awareness skit on AIDS was performed by the interns and Post graduates, Dr. Payal, Dr. Priyanka, Dr. Samikshya, Dr. Yagnaseni  and Dr. Aseema for the transgenders. Dr. Samikshya instructed about the proper tooth-brushing technique with the help of a toothbrushing model, maintenance of oral hygiene methods and several oral manifestations of AIDS.

Chief Guest, Mrs. Meera Parida, Social Activist was felicitated by Dr. Kunal. Mrs. Parida addressed the target population about the various aspects of AIDS such as its causes, effects and prevention. Transgenders were also given samples of various mouthwashes and toothpastes. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Vinay S.

A rally was also organized from Infocity Square to SAI International School, Patia by the interns and Post graduates under the supervision of Dr. Kunal, Dr. Arpita and Dr. Sovesh. Slogans inspired from this year’s theme “End Inequalities, End AIDS.” were called out.

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