Special Days & Awareness Programmes

Awareness to Proper Use of Medicines

The Faculty of Pharmacy conducted an extension activity "Awareness to Proper Use of Medicines" on September 30, 2010. The students of Faculty of Pharmacy along with the faculty members visited Bibiyapur village. Our students interacted with the villagers and aware them on the proper use of medicines with special reference to the handling and storage. They extended awareness and counselling to the villagers with respect to the maintenance of proper hygiene. A questionnaire-based survey was done and posters and pamphlets were employed to create awareness among the public. The student volunteers along with staff members split into groups and traversed through the village interacting with the community. The residents of the village were made aware of the various aspects of health and hygiene and its importance in preventing infections. The students enquired about the medications generally prescribed to them for common ailments like seasonal Cold and fever. They further emphasized the importance of appropriate use of medicines encouraging the safe, rational and more effective (including cost-effective) use of various medicines, and the possible repercussions of neglecting proper administration of the dose, dosing schedule and duration of therapy.