World's AIDS day was observed in R D Gardi Medical college on 1st December, 2016
World AIDS Day is important as it reminds the public and Government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education. World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. RDGMC supported the current year World’s AIDS day theme HANDS UP FOR# HIV PREVENTION by celebrating it in the college premises
Department of Community Medicine, R.D. Gardi Medical College, Ujjain has organized many activities on this occasion.
1. CME on worlds AIDS day was organised on 1st December, 2016. The CME invited more than 300 undergraduate medical students and medical faculty with a learning objective to increase awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS and to discuss current recommendations for HIV prevention, treatment, and counselling services and attached social stigma. Dr. M.K. Rathore, the Dean, inaugurated the CME. Inauguration was followed by enlightening sessions on issue from HIV past and future, by RDGMC faculties, Dr Arpit Verma, assistant professor; Dr B.L. Bamboriya, Nodal officer ART centre; Dr Saket Kale, assistant professor, community medicine and Dr Kirti Deshpande, HOD and professor, community medicine. The CME was moderated by Dr Vibha Arjaria, demonstrator, community medicine, RDGMC. The CME would not have been successful without Dr Anil Bhagel’s and Dr Rashmi Bhujade’s contribution.
2. AIDS awareness sessions were organized in medical college and urban health centre by Dr. Sanjay Chourasia, Dr. Rashmi Bujade, Dr. Vidit Khandelwal and Dr. Anil Bhagel for the health workers, community people and informal health providers.
3. Health Communication Centre (HCC) of RD Gardi Medical College Ujjain conducted “On the Job Interactive Sessions” about different AIDS related themes for the interns and the post graduate students of department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. This activity will be continued for one month, till the New Year Day. The themes were:
(1) HIV/AIDS Prevention (2) HIV/AIDS and youth (3) Women, Children and HIV/AIDS (4) Psychosocial factors influencing the life of people living with HIV/AIDS (5) Recent advances in diagnosis, prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. As a part of month long HCC campaign launched on December 1, post dinner sessions (PDSs) will be conducted by Convener HCC Dr Sudhir Chandra Joshi in the college hostels in addition to the working hour sessions in various departments. PDSs commenced on Decemeber 1st, 2016 in the boy’s and intern’s hostel