Delhi gets centre for oral health, tobacco cessation

News by times of india

NEW DELHI: To check tobacco addiction among people, the Delhi government has come up with a National Resource Centre for Oral Health and Tobacco Cessation in the city. 

The centre, which the government claims to be first of its kind in the country, was inaugurated by the state health minister, Satyendar Jain, on Tuesday. 

It has been established at Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences (MAIDS) with the objective of spreading awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco and drugs, to provide better training to dentists and to conduct research on dental health. “It is the first national resource centre among the total 315 dental colleges in the country,” the government said. 

“The centre will play a key role in developing the range of dental health professionals in patient care, research and tobacco cessation,” said Dr Sangeeta Talwar, director, MAIDS.