Mangalore: Mangalore Institute of Oncology, Pumpwell, will be organizing an Anti-Tobacco Campaign Rally in Mangalore on June 3, Sunday. This rally is being held to create awareness on the adverse effects of Tobacco consumption which is claiming thousands of precious lives in India and around the globe.
Dr Jalaluddin Akbar, Managing Director of the MIO, informed this at a press meet in Mangalore on May 30, Wednesday.
The Rally will be flagged of by Dr. N.S. Channappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada and Seemanth Kumar Singh, Police Commissioner of Mangalore, at the premises of Mangalore Institute of Oncology at Pumpwell at 7 am on June 3.
From Pumpwell the rally would proceed via Kankanady, Balmatta, Jyothi Circle and reach Nehru Maidan where it would culminate. The organizers have requested citizens as well as various organizations of Mangalore to participate in this rally to spread awareness about the harmful effects of Tobacco consumption.
About Mangalore Institute of Oncology: Mangalore Institute of Oncology (MIO) located at Pumpwell, Mangalore was established in the year 2011 with the noble mission of providing state-of-the art healthcare facilities for treatment of cancer. It aims at providing quality, compassionate, accessible and affordable care for people with cancer; help cancer survivors in rehabilitation and improve quality of live; impart cancer education for patients, their caretakers and the public.MIO is the second centre in India and first in Karnataka to use the Rapid Arc Radiotherapy Technology. MIO also offers free radiation therapy to children with cancer.
Dr Suresh Rao, Programme President, Dr Krishna Prasad, Dr Sanath Hegde, Directors and Karabasappa Hosur, Programme Co-ordinator (Dr Reddy’s) were present on the occasion.