Mysuru: CSI Holdsworth Memorial Hospital, popularly known as Mission Hospital, Mysuru, in association with Mysuru Pancreatic Forum conducted an awareness programme on Pancreatitis in city recently.
Chief guest Dr. J. Suguna Shanthi, Director of CSI-HMH inaugurated, the event. Dr. Indrajit Suresh, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Mission Hospital and founder of Supra-Vital Foundation, spoke about the programme and the community service of Mission Hospital, one of the oldest (111-years-old) teaching hospitals in the State.
Pancreatitis has shown an alarming increase in our country, across all age groups causing significant morbidity and financial burden to the patients, and hence this programme was specifically developed to address these issues, said Dr. Indrajit Suresh.
A large number of patients participated in the interactive session, shared their experiences and cleared their doubts with the doctors — G. Mohan Kumar, Uttamanand, Vamadev, Reuben Prakash, S.R. Chandrashekhar and Sushma Krishnamurthy.
Mysuru Pancreatic Registry (MPR) also participated in this programme, which will provide patients optimal care, medicines and investigations at reduced cost. Free education materials and medicines were given to patients. Vincent Palanna, Administrative Officer and Treasurer of CSI KSD, Minaz, Board of Management Member, Hospital staff and students were present.