MAIDS on wheels to spread smiles

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) is a premier institute providing advanced dental services run by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. The Institute caters to more than 3 lakh people annually, serving patients from difficult and undeserved areas of Delhi.

With an aim to create much-needed awareness for dental healthcare, MAIDS has organised a Dental Health Utsav 'Delhi Smiles – 2019' from December 5-8, 2019 in its campus. The five-day Utsav, which deliberates on varied issues related to oral health, comprises of free dental check-up, dental health awareness through novel exhibits and lectures. The theme of this year's event is 'Prakrati ke rang, Muskan ke sang' highlighting the role of environment in health and disease. There were many innovative exhibits and demonstrations open for public display.

The event was inaugurated by Minister of Health and Family Welfare, GNCT of Delhi, Satyendar Jain, presided by Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, GNCT of Delhi, Sanjeev Khirwar and other eminent personalities like Profsessor (Dr) Mahesh Verma, Vice Chancellor, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Dr Sushil Kumar, Dean MAMC, Prof. (Dr.) Sangeeta Talwar, Director-Principal, Dr.Tulika Tripathy, organizing Chairperson and Dr Gyanendra Kumar, Organising Secretary on December 5, 2019 in the MAIDS premises.

Addressing the august gathering Professor (Dr) Sangeeta Talwar, Director-Principal of the Institute said that MAIDS has successfully completed more than three and half decades of holistic dental health services to the people of Delhi. The journey of the Institute has been painstaking but dedication of the Faculty, Staff and Students has seen the Institute blossom into a world class Institute. Whereas Secretary Health and Family Welfare Sanjeev Khirwar emphasised that oral health is essential in overall health. There is an urgent need of increasing oral health awareness among all age groups.

Minister of Health and Family Welfare, GNCT of Delhi, Satyendar Jain, in his speech, commended the MAIDS for ensuring quality in dental care services. He said, smile is asset of an individual which needs to be maintained properly. He also stated that to save the environment we need to believe in 'Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" concept.

On this occasion, Jain released 'Annual Year Book' of MAIDS which is compilation of achievements by the institution in the last year. Free Dental health check-up camp saw more than 1000 patients who availed the services. A workshop on self defense training by Delhi Police is planned for December 7.

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