Chandigarh : World Radiography Day is being organised on 8th Nov. every year across the world in the honour of Sir W.C.Roentgen for his discovery of X-ray which is proved a boon in the medical science for diagnosing the diseases effectively and treating them on time.
Indian Association of Radiological Technologists, A National body of radiological technologists in India organised a Radiation awareness programme on the eve of upcoming World Radiography Day on 06.11.2012. Eminent speakers from Indian Association of Radiological Technologists delivered the talks during the Awareness Programme on Benefits & Hazards of Radiation to the Students of the two school of the City, St. Soldiers School in Sector-28 and Saupins School in Sector. Mr.Laxmi Kant Tewari National Council Member and Organizing Secretary of CMEIART-2012 has emphasised that the repeated exposures to X-ray and CT Scans should be justified and explained to the patients. He also elaborated on the use of Nuclear power projects in India and Abroad and the difference in approach toward the use of Nuclear power while replying to a question from a student on Kudukullam Nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu.
While Mr. Neeraj Parihar from IGMC Shimla said that the beneficial uses of radiation should be explored for the benefit of public. He further emphasied that the highest level of exposure from background radiation in India at present is at KERLA and Chennai up to 15msvt/year and in the world it was in Brazil up to 40msvt. Medical exposure accounts only up to 20% only. Students were also made aware of the ground reality of FUKUSHIMA Reactor tragedy in japan on the other hand they were updated on the recent advances in radiological sciences. Miss Ravinder Kaur Medical Technology Students explained the hazards resulting from the unnecessary exposure to the Radiation during Radiological investigation. Exposure level to the infants and females during pregnancy were also discussed during the awareness programme. Approximately 600 students from both Schools along with their teachers were present.
Mr. Laxmi Kant Tewari further intimated that Indian Association of Radiological Technologists is organising Public awareness programme at Plaza in Sector-17, Chandigarh. A Street Play “Roentgen Ka Avtar” will be organised at 1PM on 07.11.2012. A Continuing Medical Education Programme on Radiation Protection & Quality Control will be organized on 08.11.2012 at “Law Bhawan” Sector-37; Chandigarh.Approximately 300 delegates from different parts of India will be attending this CME .Eminent Speakers from AERB, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai will be delivering their talk during this CME.