The Poison Management Middle of Christian Medical Faculty (CMC) Hospital noticed the sixth Worldwide Snakebite Consciousness Day on its campus in Vellore on Tuesday.
In keeping with a press launch, the day marked the end result of year-long actions that had been organised to extend consciousness of snakebite prevention and acceptable first support amongst varied communities in Vellore. Prior to now 12 months, the Poisons Data Centre of the CMC visited villages in Vellore, reaching out to about 20,000 folks and coaching almost 700 folks in snakebite prevention and first support.
The centre additionally organised the “Annual Snakebite Survivors’ Meet” for prior victims of snakebite, a video-making competitors for varsity college students, undergraduate and postgraduate college students of drugs, nursing and allied well being sciences on snakebite prevention, first support and ‘STING-2023’ — an annual postgraduate Inter-collegiate quiz on toxinology and snakebite mitigation.
The centre additionally launched an internet site — www.poisoncontrol-cmcvellore.org — to offer details about its actions and providers. For queries, folks can contact the the poison centre’s round the clock toll-free quantity 1800 4251213.
On the event, there was a hands-on demonstration of limb immobilisation, interactive video games and screening of movies in regional languages for the general public.
Pleasure Mammen, affiliate director; I. Rajesh, medical superintendent; Alice Sony, nursing superintendent; Vinitha Ravindran, dean, Faculty of Nursing; had been current, in keeping with the discharge.