Observing World Prematurity Day

November 17, 2022 aravind

November 17

Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai and Coimbatore observed Retinopathy of Prematurity (RoP) Day. Awareness exhibitions were arranged in the premises of the hospitals. Badges with a message on RoP were worn by the staff. RoP specialists gave talks on the condition and the importance of early eye screening in premature children. Medical Consultants of Aravind-Madurai, Dr. Renu P. Rajan and Dr. Karthikeyan organised an awareness CME at Sivagangai Government Hospital on November 19 in which post-graduate doctors and residents took part. Aravind-Coimbatore arranged a similar CME for paediatricians and neonatal nurses on November 19 to increase awareness of the disease.

About 90 participants actively took part in the CME. Dr. Parag Shah; Dr. Abhishek and Dr. Prema handled the sessions. Four paediatricians and three staff of neonatal units from various hospitals also delivered talks. Purple ribbons, chocolates, balloons and brochures were distributed for kids who attended the outpatient department. Awareness posters and videos were displayed in the patient waiting areas of the hospital.