Public Awareness Campaigns

Commemorative programs

Several International days commemorating important events and issues of public importance are observed. Events such as awareness programs, health camps, academic deliberations and guest lectures are organised to mark such days. This serves the purpose of sensitising the public, focussing attention on critical issues and garnering support for important causes.

  • World Heart Day
  • Alzheimer's day
  • World No Tobacco Day
  • International Special Child Day
  • World Diabetes Day
  • Doctors Day
  • International Nurses Day
  • International Yoga Day
  • World Cancer Day
  • World Kidney Day
  • Mental Health Day
  • World AIDS Day

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Health awareness broadcasts in audiovisual media

Health professionals of the constituent colleges of NITTE participate in Television and Radio broadcasts aimed at creating awareness about health issues of public importance. These programs are produced in local languages and a variety of topics are covered in a series of weekly broadcasts. The programs include question-answer sessions and audience phone in segments.

FOR THE YEAR 2021

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Date Doctor / Dept Topic
01.01.2021 Dr. Major Raghavendra
MBBS, MD.
Assistant Professor,
Department of Community Medicine,
KSHEMA, Deralakatte
No. 9481574463
hypertension and its prevention
08.01.2021 (Dr.) Caren D'Souza
MBBS, MS (General Surgery) 
Professor & Unit Head
Department of General Surgery,
KSHEMA
Contact No: +91 81470 03238
Breast diseases
15.01.2021 Dr. Sumalatha R Shetty
Professor,
MBBS, DA, DNB
Department of Anaesthesiology
KSHEMA
No.9448115617
Labour analgesia ( in other words, how to reduce the pain during the delivery of the child)
22.01.2021 DR. SHRICHARITH SHETTY
MBBS, MD(DVL), DNB
ASST.  PROFESSOR
Dept of Dermatology
NO: 9886431459
EMAIL : drshricharith@gmail.com
ACNE & ITS MANAGEMENT (ಮೊಡವೆ ಮತ್ತು ಅದರ ಚಿಕಿತ್ಸೆ)
29.01.2021 Mrs. Anshya Shankar Rai
Designation: Lecturer
Department: Hospital Administration
Qualification: MSc/MHA
Contact Number: 7760020031
Master of Hospital Administration and Health System Management            (MHAHSM) Program
05.02.2021 Dr. Jayarama Shetty K
MBBS, MD (Radiotherapy & Oncology)
Professor & HOD
Department of Oncology
KSHEMA
No. 9448163572

&

Dr. Ail Sandeep MBBS, MD (Radiotherapy) Senior Resident Dept of Oncology KSHEMA Mobile No:9611215228
World Cancer Day
12.02.2021 Dr. Prasanna Kumar Shetty K.
MBBS, MD (OB-GYN).
KSHEMA IVF Fertility &
Reproductive Medicine Centre
KSHEMA
Mobile No.: 9886757440
"FERTILITY TREATMENT POST-COVID ERA"
19.02.2021 Dr Bhanushree R
MBBS, MD (General Medicine)
Department of General Medicine
KSHEMA
Mobile number : 9449087809
OBESITY
26.02.2021 Dr. Nareshchand Hegde H.
MBBS, MS MCh.
Dept of CARDIO THORACIC VASCULAR SURGERY (CTVS)
KSHEMA
Mobile No.: 9688597955

&

Dr. M. Gopala krishnan
MBBS, MS. MCh. FIACS
Professor & H.O.D.
Dept of CARDIO THORACIC VASCULAR SURGERY (CTVS)
KSHEMA
Mobile No.: 9901634909
“ADULT CARDIAC SURGERY”
05.03.2021 Dr. Kavya A
Assistant Professor
MBBS, DNB
Dept of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
K.S Hegde Medical Academy
Deralakatte,
Mangaluru
Contact Number:9597783198
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
12.03.2021 Mrs. Agneita Aiman
Lecturer in Psychiatric Social Work 
BSW, & MSW in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work , M.Phil  in Psychiatric Social Work Pursuing PhD from TaTa Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai. 
Mobile Number : 9448327908
Women and Mental Health
19.03.2021 Dr. Pradeep Shenoy M
MD, DM), Consultant Nephrologist
Dept of Nephrology
KSHEMA
Contact number: 9844546066
Living well with kidney disease (on the occasion of world kidney day 11/3/2021)
26.03.2021 Dr. CHANDRAMOULI M.T.
MBBS. MD.,
Senior Resident 
Dept of Pulmonary Medicine
KSHEMA
Contact number: 9632551141 
TUBERCULOSIS (TB)
02.04.2021 Dr. Anusha Rashmi
MD Community Medicine,
Assistant Professor ,
Dept. Of Community Medicine, 
Kshema 
Contact Number: 9483565969
Yoga and Health
09.04.2021 Dr. Arun Thejaus KP
Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS),
MD (Naturopathy & Yoga)
Assistant Professor & In Charge Centre for Integrative Medicine & Research, JKSHCH,
NITTE (Deemed to be University) Contact Number: +91 9995999255
Relevance of Integrative Medicine in Public Health
23.04.2021 Dr. Jonathan L.
MBBS, M.D Psychiatry 
Dept of Psychiatry
Justice K.S.Hegde Charitable Hospital, KSHEMA,
Deralakatte
No: 9008127372
Dealing with stress during covid
30.04.2021 Dr. Prajna P Nayak
BDS (RGUHS University)
MDS (MCODS, Manipal, MAHE)
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences
Deralakatte.
No: 8073189615
Infant oral health care
07.05.2021 Dr. Prajwal Chandrashekhara
MBBS, DNB (General Surgery), FMAS 
Assistant Professor
Dept of General Surgery
KSHEMA
Deralakatte
Contact No: +91 7829254269
Piles ( Hemmorrhoids)
14.05.2021 Dr. Shricharith Shetty
MBBS, MD(DVL), DNB     
Asst.  Professor
DeptT of Dermatology
KSHEMA
Contact No. 9886431459
“Lasers & Skin”
21.05.2021 Dr. Neetha Poonja
MBBS, MS., OBG, DNB
Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
KSHEMA
Contact no: 9663796936
Contraception
28.05.2021 Dr. Shrinivasa Bhat Undaru,
Professor & H.O.D.
Department of Psychiatry,
KSHEMA,
Nitte (Deemed to be University) Deralakatte, Mangalore,
Contact No: 9845204136
Smoking cessation
04.06.2021 Mr. Mackwin D'mello 
Assistant Professor  
Department of Public Health  
K S Hegde Medical Academy 
Nitte (Deemed to be University) 
Contact No: 9844460590
ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ಅನಾರೋಗ್ಯದ ಪರಿಕಲ್ಪನೆಗಳು
11.06.2021 Dr. A. Sivakumar MBBS,MS General Surgery,
MCH Neurosurgery 
Neuro Surgeon
Assistant Professor/ Consultant
Dept of Neuro Surgery
K.S. Hegde Hospital
Nitte (Deemed to be University)
Contact No:9003339281
Brain Tumors
18.06.2021 Dr Chandrika Rao
MBBS DCP Phd (Pathology)
Associate Professor of Pathology & Blood Bank Officer
Dept of Pathology
K S Hegde Medical Academy
Deralakatte, Mangalore
Mobile no. 9845760054
World Blood Donor Day
25.06.2021 Dr. Shashank Kotian
MBBS, MS
Department of ENT
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital
KSHEMA (Nitte deemed to be University)
CONTACT NO: 99801 27489
MUCORMYCOSIS (Black fungus)
02.07.2021 Major (Dr) Shivakumar Hiremath MBBS, DIH Mphil (Hospital & Health System Management) Medical Superintendent Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital Deralakatte. MOB.NO. 9008093116 Doctors Day -Role of Doctor & Challenges in providing Health care ವೈದ್ಯರ ದಿನ - ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ರಕ್ಷಣೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ವೈದ್ಯರ ಪಾತ್ರ ಮತ್ತು ಎದುರಿಸಬೇಕಾಗುವ ಸವಾಲುಗಳು
09.07.2021 Dr. Arun Thejaus KP
Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS),
MD (Naturopathy & Yoga)
Assistant Professor & In Charge – Centre for Integrative Medicine & Research, JKSHCH,
NITTE (Deemed to be University)
Contact No: +91 9995999255
Diabetic Diet by Integrative Medicine
16.07.2021 Dr Sripada G Mehandale
Professor & HOD
MBBS, MD, DA, PGDEME (ETHICS)
Dept of Anaesthesiology
Justice K.S. Hedge Charitable
Hospital, Deralakatte, KSHEMA
Nitte (Deemed to be University)
Contact No.: 9448384310
Chronic pain 
23.07.2021 Dr. Dhrithiman Shetty
MBBS, MD (PAED)
Asst.  Professor
Dept of Paediatrics,
K.S. Hegde Hospital, KSHEMA
Contact Number: 94800 47468
COVID IN CHILDREN & what are the precautions parents can take
30.07.2021 Dr. Jayaprakash Shetty K
MBBS, MD, FRCP (Glasg)
VICE DEAN
Professor & Head
Dept of Pathology
KSHEMA
K.S. Hegde Hospital
Contact No. 9845085182
Importance of the Diagnostic Laboratory
06.08.2021 Dr. Amitha M. Hegde
Senior Professor & H.O.D.
BDS, MDS & Phd
Department of Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science
Deralakatte
No.9844083245
Early childhood caries
06.08.2021 Dr. Amitha M. Hegde
Senior Professor & H.O.D.
BDS, MDS & Phd
Department of Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science
Deralakatte
No.9844083245
Early childhood caries
13.08.2021 DR. K. PAVAN KUMAR
MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)
Dept of Community Medicine,
Kshema,
K.S. Hegde Medical Academy,
Deralakatte,
Contact No.: 9449366660
Dengue - Viral Disease
20.08.2021 Dr. Amith Ramos
MBBS, MD (Anatomy)
Associate Professor,
Dept. of Anatomy,
K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangaluru.
Contact no: 9986099029
“Body Donation”
27.08.2021 DR. VAISHAKA S. SHETTY
MBBS,MS
Dept of Ophthalmology
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital
K.S. Hegde Medical Academy
Deralakatte
Contact No. 89719 24271
EYE DONATION
03.09.2021 Dr. Shrikrishna V Acharya
Professor & HOD
Diabetologist & Endocrinologist,
Dept. of Endocrinology
KSHEMA,
Deralakatte, Mangalore
No. 9343967276
Dieting Diabetics
10.09.2021 Dr. Sreelatha S.V
BDS, MDS, PhD.
Professor & H.O.D.
Department Of Oral Pathology.
AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte
NO: 9845043804
Oral health day
17.09.2021 DR. ARUN BHAT
MBBS, DPM, DNB
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable
Hospital, KSHEMA, Deralakatte
NO: 98440 50645
World Alzheimer day
24.09.2021 DR. SUBRAMNYAM K.
MD, DNB (Cardiology), FACC,
FESC, FSCAI
Professor & HOD, Dept of Cardiology
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable
Hospital, Deralakatte, KSHEMA
NO: 9980837234

DR. BASAVARAJ UTAGI
MD, DM (Cardiology)
Assistant Professor, Dept of Cardiology
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital, Deralakatte, KSHEMA
NO:8374370025

DR. DILIP JOHNY
MBBS, PGDCC (Cardiology)
Senior Lecturer, Dept of Cardiology
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital, Deralakatte, KSHEMA
NO:8050318120
“PREVENTION OF CARDIAC DISEASES”
17.09.2021 DR. ARUN BHAT
MBBS, DPM, DNB
Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable
Hospital, KSHEMA, Deralakatte
NO: 98440 50645
World Alzheimer day
01.10.2021 Dr. Haridas Somayaji
Assistant Professor, Dept of Ortho.
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital
KSHEMA, Deralakatte
NO: 98803 51041
World Arthritis Day (ವಿಶ್ವ ಸಂಧಿವಾತ ದಿನ)
08.10.2021 Dr. Anand Bangera Professor Dept of Anaesthesiology Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital KSHEMA, Deralakatte CONTACT NO: 98452 78880 Operation & Anaesthesia ಆಪರೇಷನ್ ಮತ್ತು ಅನಸ್ತೇಶಿಯಾ
15.10.2021 Dr. SAFWAS G.M. MBBS, MD, DNB, Dept of Paediatrics Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital KSHEMA, Deralakatte NO: 9916867963 WORLD POLIO DAY
22.10.2021 Dr. Puneeth U.M.
Assistant Professor & Neurologist
Dept of Neurology
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital, KSHEMA, Deralakatte
NO: 7742010380
World Stroke Day (On 29th October 2021)
29.10.2021 Dr. SUDHESH SHETTY
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT 
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable Hospital, KSHEMA, Deralakatte
NO: 82771 0500
TRIAGE & REACTION TIME
05.11.2021 Dr. CHANDRAMOULI M.T.
MBBS. MD.,
Senior Resident 
Dept of Pulmonary Medicine
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable
Hospital,, KSHEMA
No.: 9632551141
World Pneumonia Day
12.11.2021 Dr. Shrikrishna V Acharya
Professor & HOD
Diabetologist & Endocrinologist,
Dept. of Endocrinology
Justice K.S. Hegde Charitable
Hospital, KSHEMA,
Deralakatte, Mangalore
No. 9343967276
World Diabetes Day

FOR THE YEAR 2020

Date Doctor / Dept Topic
03.01.2020 Dr. Karthik Ithal
MBBS, MS,
Department of Surgery
KSHEMA, Deralakatte
Contact No: 8867202419
VARICOSE VEIN
10.01.2020 Dr. Reshma Raj
Senior Resident
Department of Ophthalmology
KSHEMA
Ph No. 9995622881
OPHTHAL PROBLEM
24.01.2020 Dr. Haridas somayaji
Assistant Professor
Department of Ortho
KSHEMA
Ph No. 99803 51041
OSTEOTOROSIS
21.02.2020 DR. SHILPA M
Senior Lecturer
Department of Public Health Dentistry
AB Shetty Dental College
Deralakatte
Contact No: 9480234654
ದಂತ ಆರೋಗ್ಯ ಭಾಗ್ಯ
28.02.2020 DR. VADHISH BHAT
Professor
Department of ENT
KSHEMA
Deralakatte
Contact No: 94801 74828
Hearing Loss
13.03.2020 Dr. NANDAKISHORE B.
MBBS, MD, DM,
Assistant Professor
Department of Pulmonary Medicine,
KSHEMA
No. 88724 87117 / 98762 29196
“Coronavirus”
20.03.2020 Dr. ANKITHA MENON
Assistant Professor
Dept of Community Medicine
KSHEMA
Contact No. 9742020100
Corona virus
13.11.2020 Dr. Ankeeta Menona Jacob
Asst. Professor
Department of Community Medicine
KSHEMA
Deralakatte
No.97420 20100
Diabetes mellitus
20.11.2020 Dr.Shrikrishna V Acharya
Diabetologist & Endocrinologist
Dept. of Endocrinology KSHEMA
Deralakatte, Mangalore
No. 9343967276
World Diabetes Day
27.11.2020 Dr. Aureen D’Cunha
MBBS., MS (General Surgery)
MCH (Paediatric Surgery)
Dept. of Paediatric Surgery
KSHEMA
Deralakatte, Mangalore
No. 9626594408
Paediatric surgery and congenital Anomalies in children
04.12.2020 Dr. V.K. Vineeth
MBBS., MD
Consultant Internal Medicine
Dept. of General Medicine
Justice K S Hegde Charitable Hospital,
Deralakatte,
Mangalore
No. 9902290058
ಇಲಿ ಜ್ವರ Leptospirosis
11.12.2020 Dr. Amarashree Amaranath Shetty
Professor & Associate Dean
BDS, MDS & Phd
Student Welfare
Department of Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science
Deralakatte
No. 9845353251

And

Dr. Amitha M. Hegde
Senior Professor & H.O.D.
BDS, MDS & Phd
Department of Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Science
Deralakatte
No.9844083245
N-specc covid safe project an awareness training programme for teachers of government, Aided and Unaided and special schools of Mangalore Taluk
18.12.2020 Dr. BINIYAM K.
Associate Professor
MBBS, DLO, DNB (in OTOLARYNGOLOGY) Consultant
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Department of ENT
KSHEMA
No. 97421507652
ENT implications of Covid-19 and responsibilities of the society
25.12.2020 Dr. Vasanthi B. Kotian
MBBS, DOMS, DNB (Ophthalmology)
Addl. Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
KSHEMA, Deralakatte
No. 9845251178
EYE TRAUMA

FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER 2017

Date Doctor / Dept Topic
06.10.2017 Dr. Arun Bhat
MBBS, MD
Senior Resident, Dept. of Psychiatry
KS Hegde Hospital
Mobile No. 98440 50645
MENTAL ILLNESS

2nd Oct National Anti Drug Addiction Day

10th Oct World Mental Health Day
13.10.2017 Dr. Subramanya Bhat K,
MBBS.MS, Addl. Professor,
Dept. of Ophthalmology,
Kshema,
Contact No. 8762319672
GLAUCOMA
20.10.2017 Dr. Haridas Somayaji
MBBS, D Ortho, DNB Orthopedics,
Asst. Professor
Dept of Orthopedics
Kshema, No. 9880351041
OSTEPOROSIS
(20th October World Osteoporosis Day)
27.10.2017 Dr. Shricharith Shetty
MBBS, MD, DNB
Asst. Professor
Dept. of Dermatology
Kshema No.9886431459
PSORIASIS
World Psoriasis Day on 29th October

FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2017

Date Doctor / Dept Topic
10.11.2017 Dr. Sri Krishna Acharya, MBBS, MD., DM., (Endo) MRCP (Endo) Diabetologist & Endocrinologist, Kshema, Deralakatte
No. 9343967276
DIABETES IN WOMEN 10th November -Diabetes Day
24.11.2017 Dr. Rajesh V., MBBS, MD. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine, Kshema, No.80958 10570 19th November - World COPD Day ( on the Occasion World COPD Day on 19th November)

FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2017

Date Doctor / Dept Topic
01.12.2017 Dr. Amitha M. Hegde, MDS, PhD,
Founder & Co-ordinator of NSPECC Centre,
HOD & Sr. Professor,
Dept. of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry,
AB Shetty Dental College,
Kshema,
No.9844083245.
Topic: Special Child
08.12.2017 Dr. Nanjesh Kumar
MBBS, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Community Medicine
KSHEMA, Deralakatte
No. 9916819243.
“ WORLD AIDS DAY ”
( on the Occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY On 1st December)
15.12.2017 Dr. Anand Bangera
MBBS, MD, DNB
Department of Anaesthesiology
Kshema.
MOB.NO. 98452 78880
“ Patient Safety ”
9th December World Patient Safety Day
22.12.2017 Dr. Shivakumar Hiremath
MBBS, DIH Mphil (Hospital & Health System Management)
Medical Superintendent
K.S. Hegde Hospital
Deralakatte.
MOB.NO. 9008093116
Preventing Hospital Associated Illness and Harmful Effects of Medicines
29.12.2017 Institute of Dental Sciences, Deralakatte Dr. Shilpa M. BDS, MDS, Senior Lecturer Department of Public Health Dentistry A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences Deralakatte. MOB.NO. 9480234654 Dental Health

KSHEMA-NITTE CPR "Save Lives" Campaign

Each year thousands of people suffer cardiac arrests - cessation of heart beat. Early recognition and quick first aid measures can save several lives. NITTE took up a major campaign to create awareness about emergency life saving measures amongst students and faculty of NITTE institutions. Volunteers were trained in identifying victims of cardiac arrest and performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation - measures to support breathing and pumping by the heart until medical assistance becomes available. Teams of doctors conducted training programmes with help of manikins. More than 5000 students and faculty have been trained in CPR - Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation.

“NISHABDA” – awareness program about noise induced hearing loss

Exposure to excessively loud sounds can lead to impairment in hearing over a period of time. Such noise induced hearing loss is one of the commonest occupational health hazards. Noise levels in Indian cities is high and several groups of people like drivers, traffic police and factory workers are at high risk of developing hearing impairment due to exposure at work place. This devastating disability is entirely preventable by some simple preventive measures.

Nishabda (sanskrit word for silence) is a project co-ordinated by the Department of ENT, K.S. Hegde Medical Academy since 2000. The objectives of the project are to create awareness about noise pollution and the evaluation of hearing assessment in persons at high risk for noise induced hearing deficits.

Activities include awareness programs for school children, screening for hearing impairment in traffic police, drivers and others with occupational exposure to high levels of noise.

(Write to hod.ent.kshema@nitte.edu.in for details and requests for conducting programs for your school/organization)

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