BREAST CANCER AWARENESS Programme at Indian School
The HSSE unit (Health , Safety, Security and Environment) of the Indian School conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness Programme for the staff members of the school on October 10, 2015 in the Jashanmal Auditorium . Doctors and representatives of various hospitals like Al Hilal Hospital, Shifa Al Jazeera Hospital, Royal Bahrain Hospital, Salmaniya and Bahrain Specialist Hospital volunteered to educate and demonstrate the effects of cancer and its treatment. The event was inaugurated by the Executive Committee Members of the Indian School Hon. Chairman Mr. Prince S Natarajan, Hon. Secretary Dr. Shemily P John, Hon. Vice-Chairman Mr. Muhammed Iqbal, Hon. Members Mr. Khursheed Alam, Mr. Saji Anthony, Mr. Jayafar Maidani in the presence of the Principal Mr. V R Palaniswamy, Dr. Ahmed Fahroo, the President of the Bahrain Cancer Society, Executive Committee Members of the Cancer Care Group led by Mr. KT Salim , the General Secretary , Dr. Babu Ramachandran; the President of the Indian Medical Association Bahrain chapter, eminent personalities from the Indian community Mr. M H Malim,Mr. Sreedhar T. ,Mr.Benny Varkey,Mr.Chemban Jalal, Mr.Nasser Manchery, and the staff of the Indian School. At the commencement of the programme, a minute silence was maintained for Keegan Alphonso; an ex-student of the school who passed away a day before battling cancer. Presentations were held by Dr. Abdul Rahman Fakhroo , Dr. Neeta Pillai, Dr. Mythili Suresh, Dr. Nisha Pillai and Dr. Durga Prasan. Demonstrations and training were conducted by Dr. Sandhu ,Dr. Reshmi, Dr. Razia , Dr. Sunita and the staff of various hospitals across Bahrain. The programme was coordinated by Dr. Manoj Kumar, the EC Member in charge of HSSE in the school. The staff of the school was benefitted by the talk and demonstration. The HSSE unit of the school was remarkable in putting up a grand show to face realities in life. The doctors assured that early detection of breast cancer can lead to a greater fight against the disease. Self-examination on a regular basis is the safest way to detect the presence of cancer in the breast. The training was carried out to spread awareness among the staff who can carry out the good work to the society and educate them.