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Importance of hygiene in daily life underscored

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‘A major reason for outbreak of diseases is lack of hygiene’

Promoting cleanliness:K.B. Shanappa, MLC, inaugurating a workshop in Gulbarga on Thursday.— photo: arun kulkarni
Promoting cleanliness:K.B. Shanappa, MLC, inaugurating a workshop in Gulbarga on Thursday.— photo: arun kulkarni

Recipient of Dr. B.C. Roy Award and Emeritus Professor of Medicine P.S. Shankar has underscored the importance of hygiene in daily life.

Speaking at a two-day workshop on ‘Improvisation of health and hygiene to provide a better world’ organised by the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Dr. P.S. Shankar Pratishthan, Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat, and the District Science Centre here on Thursday, he said one of the reasons for the outbreak of diseases was the failure of the people to maintain hygiene. Dr. Shankar said that although open defecation was a thing of past in all countries, in India, despite continuous efforts by the government, people continued to practice that not only in villages but also in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Chennai and other places.

Inaugurating the workshop, K.B. Shanappa, MLC, suggested that hygiene should be introduced as a subject in schools.

He also said that managing sewage generated in big cities had been a major problem.

In cities, untreated sewage was allowed to go into sea or rivers, he said.

Fellow and Principal Investigator at KSCST Sreekanteshwara Swamy said the council had been conducting workshops onscience and technology throughout the State to popularise the subject. Chief Executive Officer of Gulbarga Zilla Panchayat S.M. Kenchannavar presided.

Experts will deliver lectures on health and hygiene.

Among them are psychiatrist Dr. K.A. Ashok Pai, Dr. Anand Ambali, Dr. Shantaveer Sunkad, Dr. Shivaraj Sajjanshetti, Dr. Murugesh Pastapur, Dr. Mallikarjun Jali, Dr. Rajshree Reddy, Dr. Jagannath Bijapur, Dr. N. Someshwar, Dr. A.H. Raja Sab, Dr. Venkataraman, Dr. Y.M. Jayaraj and Dr. Chandrakanth Kelamani.


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