Vitiligo Ratha for Vigiligo awareness campaign flagged off at Manipal

Anil Jacob
Kemmannu News Network, 15-07-2017 14:49:35

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Manipal : Dr. (Col.) M Dayananda Medical Superintendent and COO, Kasturba Hospital Manipal flagged off the Vitiligo Ratha (Thonnu Ratha) from the Main Gate of Kasturba Hospital Manuipal. Dr. Sathish Pai Professor and Head of Dept. of Dermatology and dermatologists from Kasturba Hospital Manipal were present.  Dr (Col) M Dayananda also released the information brochure on Vitiligo on the occasion.


Speaking on the occasion Dr (Col) M Dayananda said “Vitiligo is a non-life-threatening skin-related problem which presents as white patches on the skin”. Vitiligo Ratha (Thonnu Ratha) would travel all across all district of Karnataka to raise awareness and eliminate any myths or disinformation among general public about vitiligo. This was the initiative of Karnataka branch of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL KN) who started the Vitiligo information awareness campaign on the World Vitiligo Day on June 25.  Kasturba Hospital was privileged to support this initiative.


“Vitiligo is a skin condition which does not cause any symptoms like itch or pain to the patient and its just a change in clolour of the skin, Dr Satish Pai added.  Dr. Sathish Pai Professor and Head of Dept. of Dermatology & his team from Kasturba Hospital were instrumental during the awareness campaign.  



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