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Painting competition marks Oral Health Day at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2023 8:28 pm
DIMAPUR, March 22 (EMN): Commemorating ‘World Oral Health Day,’ the dental unit of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) organised a painting competition at Government High School, Zhadima, on March 20 on the theme “Be proud of your mouth.” An update from NHAK stated that Dr. Neiphrezo Sorünuo, junior dental surgeon at NHAK and resource person, spoke on the importance of good oral hygiene and the ill effects of tobacco. He also reminded the students youngsters start consuming either smoke or smokeless tobacco products as early as 15 to 24 years of age. Stating that tobacco causes premature mortality in the world, eh informed that ‘tobacco is the only legally available substance which kills when it is used as intended.’ He also cited on the importance of tobacco control by preventing on several evidence-based strategies which could reduce tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke. He also informed regarding the four strategies for preventing tobacco user in young people by eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke and advancing to healthy equity by identifying tobacco related disparities. Dr. Pfukrolo Koza, junior dental specialist at NHAK, gave a brief demonstration on proper brushing techniques. It was followed with a painting competition in two categories comprising of students from classes 6 to 10. Meanwhile, the school authority has appreciated the dental unit of NHAK for organising and choosing the school for the programme. The closing remarks and prize distribution for the winners of painting competition was conducted by Dr. Simon I Sumi, NTCP district nodal officer. Altogether, 130 students participated in the painting competition. It added that toothbrush, toothpaste and IEC materials on oral hygiene were distributed to the students.
Resource persons and winners of the painting competition pose for a photograph after the programme at Government High School in Zhadima on March 20.

DIMAPUR: Commemorating ‘World Oral Health Day,’ the dental unit of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) organised a painting competition at Government High School, Zhadima, on March 20 on the theme “Be proud of your mouth.”

An update from NHAK stated that Dr. Neiphrezo Sorünuo, junior dental surgeon at NHAK and resource person, spoke on the importance of good oral hygiene and the ill effects of tobacco. He also reminded the students youngsters start consuming either smoke or smokeless tobacco products as early as 15 to 24 years of age.

Stating that tobacco causes premature mortality in the world, eh informed that ‘tobacco is the only legally available substance which kills when it is used as intended.’ He also cited on the importance of tobacco control by preventing on several evidence-based strategies which could reduce tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.

He also informed regarding the four strategies for preventing tobacco user in young people by eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke and advancing to healthy equity by identifying tobacco related disparities.

Dr. Pfukrolo Koza, junior dental specialist at NHAK, gave a brief demonstration on proper brushing techniques.

It was followed with a painting competition in two categories comprising of students from classes 6 to 10.

Meanwhile, the school authority has appreciated the dental unit of NHAK for organising and choosing the school for the programme. The closing remarks and prize distribution for the winners of painting competition was conducted by Dr. Simon I Sumi, NTCP district nodal officer.

Altogether, 130 students participated in the painting competition. It added that toothbrush, toothpaste and IEC materials on oral hygiene were distributed to the students.

Commemorating ‘World Oral Health Day,’ the dental unit of Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) organised a painting competition at Government High School, Zhadima, on March 20 on the theme “Be proud of your mouth.”

An update from NHAK stated that Dr. Neiphrezo Sorünuo, junior dental surgeon at NHAK and resource person, spoke on the importance of good oral hygiene and the ill effects of tobacco. He also reminded the students youngsters start consuming either smoke or smokeless tobacco products as early as 15 to 24 years of age.

Stating that tobacco causes premature mortality in the world, eh informed that ‘tobacco is the only legally available substance which kills when it is used as intended.’ He also cited on the importance of tobacco control by preventing on several evidence-based strategies which could reduce tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke.

He also informed regarding the four strategies for preventing tobacco user in young people by eliminating exposure to second-hand smoke and advancing to healthy equity by identifying tobacco related disparities.

Dr. Pfukrolo Koza, junior dental specialist at NHAK, gave a brief demonstration on proper brushing techniques.

It was followed with a painting competition in two categories comprising of students from classes 6 to 10.

Meanwhile, the school authority has appreciated the dental unit of NHAK for organising and choosing the school for the programme. The closing remarks and prize distribution for the winners of painting competition was conducted by Dr. Simon I Sumi, NTCP district nodal officer.

Altogether, 130 students participated in the painting competition. It added that toothbrush, toothpaste and IEC materials on oral hygiene were distributed to the students.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 22, 2023 8:28:00 pm
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