Mangaluru: Health awareness was organized by COPD through the Sparsha program at Mother of God Church, Shakthinagar on 28/7/2020. Since there are a lot of health problems prevailing in society an initiative was taken by the team of Sparsha to give awareness on cancer and COVID-19. The program started at 10.15 Am.
The program started with a prayer service lead by Fr. Jerald Dsouza, Parish Priest. Ms. Shilpa welcomed the gathering. Fr Oswald Monteiro Director of COPD delivered a keynote address.
Ms. Shilpa spoke on COVID-19 and the main symptoms of this decease. And she mainly focused on SMS which means maintaining Social distance, Proper usage of masks, and Use of sanitizers. During the talk, she also mentioned the precautions to be taken at home especially by elders and children. At the end of the session, she also advised all to be safe and healthy.
Fr Oswald Monteiro took up a session on cancer. He explained to the participants about the various types of cancer and how it has affected the lives of the people. Symptoms and causes of cancer were told. And he also encouraged the participants to grow vegetables organically and consume which would lead them to follow a healthy lifestyle. He advised all present to have a regular health checkup so as to treat this disease at an early stage.
At the end of the session, Mr. Vincent vice president of the parish pastoral council proposed the vote of thanks. Thereafter food kits were distributed by Fr Jerald Dsouza and Fr Oswald Monteiro to the people attended. The total participants were 27. The program came to an end at 11.30 PM.
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