Awantipora : As a part of Islamic University of Science & Technology’s outreach programme, its constituent college Syed Mantaqi Memorial College of Nursing and Medical Technology (SMMCNMT) Awantipora, organized one-day Drug De-Addiction Awareness programme in collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (IMHANS) Rainawari, Srinagar, at Sultan-ul-Arfeen Higher Secondary Public School, Rainawari. The Red Ribbon Club organized this camp under the supervision of the office of Dean Outreach, IUST and was convened by Principal SMMCNMT, Ms. Asmat Parveen. More than 200 students and faculty members form Sultan-ul-Arfeen Higher Secondary Public School, Kashmir attended the programme, which was organised in view of the escalating drug Addiction cases in Kashmir.
While highlighting the importance of awareness regarding drug abuse, the nursing students of SMMCNMT deliberated on the existing drug addiction scenario in Kashmir. They discussed issues like causes, signs and symptoms, prevention, rehabilitation and treatment strategies of substance abuse, under the guidance of Prof. Yasir Hassan.
Medical Superintendents Dr. Ajaz Ahmad Baba and HOD Dr. Mohd Maqbool Dar, from IMHANS Srinagar lauded the efforts of IUST’s Nursing Colleges in organizing such health awareness programmes for the benefit of general public. The awareness programmes followed with question answer session and short awareness rallies held in the respective areas. Faculty from SMMCNMT, Ms. Humaira Qadir (Tutor) presented the welcome address and Ms. Rumysa Yousuf (Tutor) presented the vote of thanks.