Landmark Group Organises a State Level Workshop on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)

Bengaluru, March 21, 2017: Dubai based retail and hospitality conglomerate, Landmark Group, hosted a state level workshop to facilitate learning and collaborative action in an effort towards improving response to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cancer, diabetes, stress, hypertension and anemia. The workshop was a joint initiative between landmark Group (Lifestyle & Max), National Health Mission (NHM), Govt. of Karnataka and Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT). Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Karnataka inaugurated the workshop. Dr Rathan Kelkar, Mission Director, National Health Mission was the Chief Guest on the occassion.

Dr. Denis Xavier - Vice Dean St. Johns Medical College , Venkatraman B-G

The workshopwas inaugurated with a welcome address by Mr. Venkatramana B, Group President-HR,Landmark Group, who welcomed the guests and spoke about Landmark Group’ssocial initiatives which focused on Non Communicable Diseases. The inauguraladdress was given by Dr Shalini Rajneesh, followed by thekeynote address by Dr Denis Xavier who is the Vice-Dean of St. John’s MedicalCollege, Bangalore. 

The sessionscommenced with the introduction of the panel by Dr. Ravikumar, RegionalDirector, Government of India. The workshop was led by community healthcareprofessionals such as Dr Anitha, Deputy Director State NCD Cell Government ofKarnataka, Mr Prem Anand from Apollo Health Services, Ms Chandana Kiran &Mr Nakul Goswami of Intellecap,; Dr Balu PS, JJM Medical College, DrMuralikrishna, Medical Officer, Department of AYUSH, GoK, Prof. K Ganapathy,President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation and Dr Reynold Washington,KHPT. 

The focus ofthe workshop was on the efforts and actions towards prevention, management ofnon-communicable diseases; which require collaborative action. The dialoguecontinued with insightful discussions led by the panel members- who spoke aboutthe national and state level initiatives and public private partnershipstowards prevention & managing NCDs. The sessions came to an end withconcluding remarks from the panelists on the learnings, challenges,innovations, successes and way-forward for improving response tonon-communicable diseases. 

Mr.Venkatramana B, Group President-HR, Landmark Group said “As a sociallyresponsible organization, we have taken the responsibility to advocate andensure that people with NCDs manage their health with adequate knowledge andaccess to medical assistance. We are grateful to all the panelistsand attendees who joined us today to extend their support in the fight againstNCDs”.

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