Vaatsalya Hospital, Hanamkonda conducted a village meet on 6th January at Manukonda Village. Mandal surpunch,Village secretary, Aasha workers mandala in charge and 35 villagers gathered in the program.
Vaatsalya Hospital, Shimoga conducted Breast Feeding Awareness Program (1st August 2011 to 7th August 2011)
Vaatsalya Hospital, Shimoga held a Breast Feeding Week from 1st to 7th August to spread awareness among the hospital medical staff and their patients about the importance of Breast Feeding.
An awareness talk was conducted on 3rd July 2011 by Dr. Manu, Consultant – Pediatrician, and Dr. Dhananjay Sarji, Medical Director, for the benefit of the medical staff at the Hospital. They were given adequate information on the importance of Breast Feeding and how they can spread this knowledge to all the new mothers at the hospital.
The medical staff was taught about the advantages of Breast feeding, Risks of artificial feeding, Hospital Breastfeeding policies and practices and how to change the negative attitude of people towards breastfeeding.