Students of Shobhaben Pratapbhai School of Pharmacy and Technology Management (SPPSPTM) SVKM’s NMIMS, Mumbai, participated in HEPATHON – A Walk for Liver, organized by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association – Students’ Forum – Maharashtra State Branch (IPA SF MSB) on 29th July 2018 at IES Management College, Bandra.
“Hepathon: A Walk for Liver” is an awareness drive organized by the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA) in collaboration with Hetero Healthcare Ltd. A total of nearly 1600 participants involved in the third installation of the annual "Hepathon", wherein 178 students of SPPSPTM SVKM's NMIMS joined the cause. The volunteers and event organizers maintained an overall upbeat atmosphere and ensured that the proceedings went on smoothly.
The objective of the rally was to create awareness about Hepatitis. The words 'awareness precedes change’ perfectly captured the motive behind organizing this event. During the rally, placards containing informative facts about hepatitis were held up by participants wearing lab coat. At the completion of a 30 minute walk, refreshments were offered to everyone. This was followed by an informative seminar from a renowned gastroenterologist from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Dr. Poddar, who spoke about the significance of awareness on Hepatitis, its types, diagnosis, complications and subsequent treatment.
All in all the event was a great success, due to the sustained efforts of Soham Chavan (Fourth year B.Pharm + MBA, Pharma. Tech) and Riya Jadhav (Third year B.Pharm + MBA, Pharma. Tech).
Few glimpses of the Hepathon 2018: