Report on Skin Safar Rath Report
Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists [IADVL National] has organized a public awareness campaign throughout India. Skin Safar Rath- knowledge campaign about skin diseases (leprosy, vitiligo, skin hygiene, misuse of skin creams, fungal infections and quackery).
Skin safar Rath flagged off from New Delhi on 21st December 2018. The Skin Safar Rath aimed to travel from Kashmir to Kanyakumar over period of 60 days covering 11, 000 Kms travelling 18 states all over India. In Mangalore the Skin Safar Rath was flagged off from Government Wenlock Hospital on 12th January 2019, Saturday at 9.00 am. The Rath arrived to Father Muller Medical College Hospital campus at 10.45am on 12th Jan 2019.
Dr. Sukumar D, Professor & Head of Dermatology department welcomed the Rath, Rev. Fr Richard A Coelho Director FMCI addressed the gathering, Dr. Ramesh Bhat M, Professor of Dermatology gave information about Skin Safar Rath. Rev. Sr Janet, Chief Nursing Officer, Staff, Post graduates, Interns of department of Dermatology, Nursing staff and patients were present during this occasion. Documentary on various skin disorders was displayed for public awareness
From here the Rath proceeded to various other places in the city.