In a bid to make our roads safer and equip citizens with the skills necessary to save lives during emergencies, the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India (AOMSI) recently organized the “Maxillofacial Trauma Awareness National Campaign” on August 25th, 2023. The event, titled “JKKN Dental College and Hospital Kamaraj University Team Up for Trauma,” was conducted from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm and aimed to educate participants on essential rescue and intervention techniques for trauma victims.
Empowering through Education
The campaign proved to be a resounding success in raising awareness and educating attendees on the critical aspects of trauma management. The distinguished speakers of the day included Dr. M. Rekha, Head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Dr. S. Vinod Thangaswamy, Professor; and Dr. J. Vijay Thiyagarajan, Associate Professor. They delivered an impactful session on road safety rules and regulations, coupled with essential do’s and don’ts for effectively rescuing accident victims. This informative session was further reinforced with a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation and a poignant short film provided by AOMSI, creating a vivid understanding of the subject matter.
Honoring the Pioneers
The campaign reached its zenith with an inspiring message from the Honorable Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India, Mr. Nitin Gadkari. In a heartfelt video message, Mr. Gadkari not only commended the efforts of AOMSI but also encouraged the youth of the nation to actively engage in the noble cause of saving lives during road accidents.
The “Maxillofacial Trauma Awareness National Campaign” by AOMSI has proven to be a milestone event, successfully imparting essential knowledge and fostering a sense of responsibility among the participants. It is through such collective efforts that we can envision a future where accidents result in fewer tragedies, thanks to the swift and knowledgeable actions of everyday heroes. As we look ahead, it is vital to continue promoting such campaigns and initiatives to create a safer and more compassionate society.