Monday, January 29, 2018

NTCP - DTCC Aligarh Law Enforcers Orientation on 29.1.2018 SAVE - WIN OVER TOBACCO

National Tobacco Control Program - District tobacco Control Cell Aligarh
Law Enforcers Orientation Program on 29.1.2018
In colloboration with  - ICAN WIN FOUNDATION - ICANCARE

Orientation program of Law Enforcers: COTPA 2003, one day session, was hosted by the DTCC Aligarh under the leadership of the Chief Medical Officer, on 29.01.2018;  jointly convened by ICanWin – ICanCaRe Team under its “SAVE the Youth - Win over Tobacco” program, the coordination was done very efficiently by Dr. S P Singh, Nodal Officer - NPCDCS/ DTCC Aligarh, Ms. Ragini Singh, Fin. Consultant, DTCC Aligarh, and Mr. Satish Tripathy, State Consultant, STCC UP Lucknow. Technical advice for program was offered by Dr. Pawan Gupta, Sr. Cancer Surgeon – President ICanWin Foundation.

A total of 90 Enforcement Officers (from Health, Police, Law Tribunal, Food, Drugs, Transport, Labour, Education, Sales Tax, Excise and Industries Depts) attended the Orientation program of Law Enforcers: COTPA 2003 program where the emphasis was mainly on implementation of COTPA provisions in order to curb illegal tobacco trading and also issue of Challan to offenders and reporting of the booking through Monthly Crime Reports of the Police. The interactive session with the focus on ill effects of tobacco use on health and productivity of an individual emphasized on the necessity of enforcing an effective COTPA provision that should prove as a detrimental mechanism against the wrong doers in the tobacco trade and discourage trading of tobacco in the society. Discussion on different provisions under COTPA was elaborated by Mr. Rabindra N Mishra, Lawyer & Program Coordinator of ICanCaRe. Special commentaries were also shared by Addl Director (Health), CMO, and Secretary- Legal Tribunal, Aligarh, as to how the social aspect of the addiction is to be considered while implementing COTPA provisions. On a closing note it was suggested by that this orientation program is the right beginning of Tobacco Awareness and Sensitization of the Enforcement Officers in Aligarh District to curb the tobacco menace from the society.

Lets’ join hands; together we can win over cancer.


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