Mangaluru: World Breastfeeding week was inaugurated at Yenepoya Medical College Hospital of Yenepoya University at Deralakatte on 1st August 2015.
Dr. Mohammed Amin Wani , Chief Operating Officer of Yenepoya Medical College Hospital inaugurated the programme. In his inaugural address he emphasized the importance of breastfeeding in prevention of infant mortality and diseases and called for joint efforts in realizing the goal of breastfeeding week. Dr.Priya Aranha, Department of Paediatric Nursing, Yenepoya Nursing College gave an introduction to the theme of 2015 World Breastfeeding Week ‘Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s make it Work’. Dr. Prakash Saldanha, Professor and HOD Paediatrics, Dr. Abhaya Nirgude, Professor and HOD of Community Medicine, Dr. Sunitha Saldanha, Officer Hospital Operations and Mrs. Bhanumathy, Nursing Superintendent were present on the dais.
Dr. Mohammed Guthigar, HOD MSW welcomed, and Dr. Anitha Prabhu, Professor, Pediatrics Department proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was jointly organized by the departments of Pediatrics, OBG, MSW, Hospital Administration and Yenepoya Nursing College.
As part of the breastfeeding week, a weeklong health education program will be conductedfor ante natal and post natal mothers, non teaching staff of the hospital and for women in community.