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World Health Day Celebrated

Posted on 09-Apr-2018

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Awareness rallies held to mark the occasion Awareness rallies, skits and meetings marked the World Health Day observed by various hospitals and institutions in the city on Saturday.

World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The theme of this year’s World Health Day is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Everyone- Everywhere – 2018’.

A rally was taken out by medical and nursing students, under the auspices of Andhra Medical College (AMC) from Kali Matha temple at R.K. Beach. Some of the students of AMC presented a skit to highlight the importance of World Health Day. Dr. C.V. Rao, Vice Chancellor of Dr. N.T.R. University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, flagged off the rally.

Dr. P.V. Sudhakar. Principal, AMC, Dr. A. Bhagyalakshmi,Vice Principal, Dr. B. Devimadhavi, Professor and H o D, Community Medicine, Dr. A. Satyanarayana, professor and H o D, Anaesthesiology, Dr. K. Sathya Varaprasad, Director of Visakha Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Dr. Vasundhara, in charge District Medical and Health Officer, and office bearers of IMA, Visakhapatnam, participated in the rally.

At Divisional Railway Hospital the Health Department of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway observed the day. An awareness meeting on ‘Universal health coverage, everyone, everywhere’ was conducted under the guidance of the Chief Medical Superintendent B.G. Rao.

Additional Divisional Railway Manager K. Dhanunjaya Rao, who was chief guest, said the objective of observing World Health Day was to ensure that everyone everywhere was able to access quality health services.
Open mic poetry session held Posted on 10-Apr-2018
Writer Inked Stories, a community of writers, organised an open mic poetry session recently. While some of the participants narrated tales, others recited poems at Bookaholic centre at Akkayyapalem, focussing on themes such as gender disparity, women empowerment, and issues concerning society, among other topics. The event was hosted by Sanjay Singh and co-hosted by D. Krishna Prasad of Writers Inked Stories. They said the association intends to organise many such sessions in various cities across the country. Some of the future events include tell a tale, stand-up comedy, storytelling, mic poetry and share your story.

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2-day workshop on building Startup Posted on 16-Apr-2018
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Bandh partial, peaceful in city Posted on 17-Apr-2018
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Animation and gaming city in Vizag Posted on 19-Apr-2018
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