The Pharmacy Student’s Society of University of Kuala Lumpur, Royal College of Medicine Perak (RCMP), Ipoh organised a dengue-awareness campaign recently. Held at Aeon Klebang, it was an educational and interactive event designed to provide basic information on medicines and the provision of free medical screening to the public. It was also aimed at increasing public awareness on dengue which is rather prevalent in Perak, especially in Ipoh.
Led by project director, Ahmad Asyraf bin Rosli, a number of health-related activities were organised simultaneously. They included a blood-donation drive, blood-screening, eye testing, health exhibition, health talks and games.
Attended by over 300 people, the guest of honour was Vanitha Ramachandran, Chairman of Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society Perak. Also present was Wong Mei Ting from Allied Against Dengue who enlightened the audience on the role of pharmacists in controlling dengue.
Equally informative was the talk by Harpreet Kaur of the Malaysian Pharmaceutical Society, Perak. She spoke on the importance of prescription in preventing undetected dengue fever.
The Pharmacy Student’s Society of RCMP consists of pharmacy students from all semesters.