Mangaluru, Mar 4: World Health Organization (WHO) has declared March 3 as 'World Hearing Day'.
In commemoration of the event Father Muller College of Speech and Hearing in association with MESCOM, Mangaluru conducted a free hearing screening camp for the MESCOM employees and also highlighted the importance of hearing and the prevention of hearing loss.
In honour of the event, a brief ceremony was held in MESCOM, Kavoor premises. Kishore Kumar Puttur, director of MESCOM officiated the event and in his speech he highlighted the role of audiologists in the assessment and management of hearing loss and appreciated the Father Muller Speech and Hearing College and Father Muller Medical College hospital team for the initiative in conducting a free hearing camp and requested to organize many hearing screening camps for all the MESCOM employees in different parts of Dakshina Kannada district.
The guest of honour, Manjappa, superintending engineer MESCOM, emphasized the need for hearing test as a part of routine health check up and also the importance of normal hearing for the field workers in MESCOM.
The other dignitaries present on the dais were SA Pushpa, chief engineer, MESCOM, Jagadeesh, controller of accounts, Sathish Naik, office superintendent, Satish, circle DCA, Dr Mahesh BVM, vice-principal, FMCOSH, Dr Aju Abraham, assistant professor, FMCOSH.
Welcoming the guest and keynote address was given by Cynthia Santhmayor, assistant professor, FMCOSH.
The vote of thanks was given by Dr Muthuraj, associate professor, FMCOSH, Jovita Priya Tauro, audiologist, FMCOSH anchored the program.