Jamshedpur, May 31, 2018
The Department of Dentistry, in association with Indian Dental Association Jamshedpur branch observes World No Tobacco Day in Tata Main Hospital Jamshedpur.
The programs being run by the Tata Main Hospital for the prevention of oral cancer caused by tobacco and its products were highlighted by Dr. Vinay Krishna, Head of the department of dentistry of the tata main hospital.
Inaugurating the occasion, Dr. D. P. Samaddar, Chief of Medical Indoor Services spoke about the ill effects of tobacco. He shared his personal observations of the patients who used tobacco and paid dearly due to the development of oral cancer. He appealed to the audience for not using the tobacco for the betterment of their own oral health.
Chief of Medical Support Services of TMH, Dr. K. P. Dubey appealed to the general population to stop using tobacco to prevent the development of oral cancer. He highlighted the poor conditions of the families of cancer patients that had been caused by tobacco products.
According to CDC, tobacco in any form is the main cause of oral cancer. Over 5 people in India die every hour every day because of oral cancer. Oral cancer is among the top three types of cancers in India. The international agency for research on cancer has predicted that India’s incidence of cancer will increase from 1 million in 2012 to more than 1.7 million in 2035. This indicates that the death rate because of cancer will also increase from 680000 to 1- 2 million in the same period.1
On this occasion, oral cancer screening was performed by the volunteer dentists of IDA Jamshedpur branch, in association with the department of Dentistry, Tata Main Hospital.
The prominent personalities, Dr. Gaurav Raj Singh, president of IDA Jamshedpur; Dr Eric Liu, Secretory; Joint Secretary Dr Charubala; CDH Dr Saba Sidiqui and other doctors of IDA; Dr. Ajai Mohan Singh and Dr. Rama Shankar of the department of dentistry TMH were present at this event. During the program, 20 patients were screened and counselled to quit tobacco for the prevention of oral cancer.