BMU CELEBRATES WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY

The World Oral Health Day is celebrated on March 20 every year. The year 2014 also witnessed the commemoration of WOHD at Baqai Dental College and all its primary healthcare units simultaneously, which are located in numerous under privileged areas of Karachi city and its peripheral areas i.e. Fahmi Health Education Center, Baqai Medical Complex in Khuda Ki Basti, Baqai Khushhal Nagar Medical Complex at Gharo, F.W.C Lyari, Baqai Dental College and Saleemullah Fahmi School Unit-1.

All these activities were planned and organized by head of Community Dentistry department, Dr Asghar Ali Shigri and his brilliant team of students. On this occasion, the Baqai team successfully undertook the following core activities:

1) Presented Power Point simulations to sensitize local community

2) Conducted free of cost dental check-ups for all patients

3) Delivered basic lectures to mobilize community members on oral health

4) Arranged Question-Answer sessions

5) Distributed gifts like free tooth pastes and tooth brushes to all participants

6) Carried out free community dentistry sampling/survey

FAHMI HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER

Dr. Samreen Mazhar and Dr. Raza Abbas Abidi of Community Dentistry department at Baqai Medical College conducted a free dental camp at Fahmi Health Education Center to provide oral consultations. Dr. Raza also visited New City Grammar School and delivered an important lecture on oral health. Gifts were also distributed among students from Baqai Dental College.

BAQAI KHUSHHAL NAGAR MEDICAL COMPLEX, GHARO

At Khushhal Nagar Medical Complex, Dr. Farhan Sufi of Baqai Dental College delivered a lecture for the students of an affiliated school and also organized free dental check-ups. A session was also held on this occasion to spread awareness about oral hygiene among the participants.

FREE DENTAL CAMP AT F.W.C LYARI

A free dental camp was arranged by Dr. Mohsin of Baqai Dental College at F.W.C Lyari, where all patients were provided with free of cost dental consultations and check-ups. He also gave a lecture on oral health and hygiene.

DENTAL CAMP AT BAQAI MEDICAL COMPLEX, KHUDA KI BASTI

At Baqai Medical Complex, Khuda Ki Basti, Dr. Asif Rasool gave a presentation on the significance of oral health to the ambitious brilliant students of Samiullah Fahmi Memorial School, located adjacent to the medical complex. Local populace was also invited for free dental check-ups and consultations. Area residents lauded the sincere efforts of Prof. Dr. Fariduddin Baqai, Prof. Dr. (Mrs.) Zahida Baqai and the team of Baqai Dental College for organizing the dental camp.