Recently World Cancer Day was commemorated in a dignified manner by Nursing staff of Orange City Hospital & Research Institute under the supervision of Sr. Jessy Abraham, Nursing Incharge and Sr. Shincy Jenson & Sr. Rahel Patrange, Infection Control Nurses in Jaivik Auditorium. Dr. Saurabh Prasad, Consultant Oncologist- OCHRI was the chief guest while Dr. Usha Nair, Dr. Anup Marar and Dr. Vidya Nair, Directors were the guest of honors.
The Formal program began with lighting of Samai at the hands of guests and the prayer was offered by Sr. Saramma, Sr. Lata and group.
Dr. Saurabh Prasad spoke on the significance of the Word Cancer Awareness day. He said, that, “Word Cancer Day is an international day marked on February4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020. He also showed a short film on Cancer, its type, prevention and Nutritional requirements to be followed.
Dr. Usha Nair, Director-RNHPL said that, “2016-2018 theme “We can. I can ” of World Cancer Day is to explore how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
Dr. Anup Marar, Director-OCHRI emphasized that “The aim of World Cancer Day is to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and persuading governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.”
Dr. Vidya Nair, Director- RNHPL explained that, “Just as cancer affects everyone in different ways, all people have the power to take various actions to reduce the impact that cancer has on individuals, families and communities.”
Different competitions for nursing staff were also held like, Quiz competition, Essay Competition and Elocution competition on the eve of Word cancer Awareness day which were judged by Dr.Deepak Dongre & Sr.Rahel Patrange. Dr. Usha Nair gave away the prizes to winner of Elocution completion to Sr. Santoshi Bopche and Sr. Punam Rokade. Dr. Anup Marar distributed the prizes to Sr. Rupali Borje and Sr. Kishori Kale, winners of Essay competition. The winners of Quiz Competition namely Sr. Preethy Joseph, Sr, Sindhu Rao, Sr. Mary Chacko and Sr. Pallavi Meshram were felicitated by Dr. Vidya Nair, while Dr. Saurabh Prasad gave the quiz runner up prizes to Sr. Jaismita Bhongade, Sr. Nita Vaidya, Sr. Rita Khadse and Sr. Priti Lilhare.
A skit on cancer Awareness was also presented by Sr. Priti, Sr. Rupali, Sr. Bhumeshwari, Sr. Rita, Sr. Tomeshwari and Sr. Punam which was well appreciated. Sr. Shincy Jenson conducted the program as master of ceremony while Sr. Jessy Abraham rendered the welcome speech. Dr. Vidya Nair introduced the speaker while Sr. Rupali introduced the topic. Sr. Rahel Patrange proposed the vote of thanks.
Dr. Noorul Ameen, Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Anit Prakash, Dr. Priya, Priya Sashi, all ward section supervisors and large number of nursing and paramedical staff were present. Roy Thomas, Sr. Jessy Abraham, Sr. Shincy Jenson, Saramma Samuel, Pankaj Wadaskar, Prashant Tichkule, Roshan and Nikhil worked hard for the success of this program.