As part of World Cancer Day, HCG Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology conducted various programs. On February 3, we organized a media briefing at the hospital premise where more than 25 journalists both from electronic and print media took part. There was good coverage both in print and electronic media.
Phone in Program in Andolana: On February 4, we had a phone in program in Andolana, Kannada local news paper where we received a record number of calls from the general public. Dr Vishveshwara, Chief Radiation Oncologist and Medical Superintendent and Nirmala K Murthy, Chief Operating Officer, took part in the phone-in program. In just one hour there were more than 33 calls. Dr Vishveshwara also promoted hospital by way briefing about the latest facilities which were available in the hospital.
Phone in program in All India Radio: On the same day we had a phone in program in All India Radio. Dr Srinivas KG, Medical Oncologist, answered the queries from the public. Here also we had a very good response. Nearly 15 questions were answered by Dr Srinivas who inbetween briefed about various facilities which were available in the hospital.
Talk at Vignana Bhavan: Dr Vishveshwara delivered a talk on ‘New Trends in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment’ at Vignana Bhavan where nearly 90 University of Mysore students pursuing various courses attended. Shivappa, Registrar, UOM was also present. After nearly one hour of talk, students who enjoyed the talk came out with a few questions which were well answered by Dr Vishveshwara. Malini and Janardhan of UOM were also present.
Talk at ODP by Dr Vijaykumar: Dr Vijaykumar delivered a talk on Oncology. There was an overwhelming response for the event. Nearly 200 people took part in the event. The program was Coordinated by Harish.
Apart from the above program, Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology also got involved with the District Health department in organizing various awareness programs and talks. Our doctors too took part in the event by delivering various awareness talks. We had also set up a stall to conduct a free health camp. At the outset it was only Bharath Hospital and Institute of Oncology, Mysuru which conducted more programs as part of World Cancer Day.
Below are the links of local channels and online news portals.