Bhubaneswar, Sept. 30: The importance of nutrition in healthcare was underlined at a day long program organised by the SUM Ultimate Medicare (SUMUM) to mark the Rashtriya Poshan Maah observed in the month of September every year under the Poshan Abhiyaan.

            The hospital organised the first ‘SUNNO-SUM Ultimate National Nutrition Orientation’ on the subject ‘Clinical Nutrition in Action: Applying Evidence Based Insight’ which was attended by several experts belonging to the field.

            Dr. Swetapadma Dash, Chief Executive Officer of SUMUM, who welcomed the guests, underscored the importance of nutrition in the treatment of patients. She also described SUMUM’s journey over the last three and half years as ‘meaningful’.

            Dr. Banambar Ray, Head of the Department of Critical Care, and Dr. P.K. Panda, Medical Superintendent, also addressed the program.

            The experts who attended the program included Mr. Bhaskar Dey, Principal, Naseema Institute of Speech and Hearing, Bengaluru, Dr. Arpita Priyadarshini, Professor and Head of Department of Physiology, Sri Jagannath Medical College, Puri, Dr. Ashish Yadav, LLRM Medical College, Meerut and Ms. Sandhyarani Rout, Consultant (Nutrition), National Health Mission.

            Ms. Sushree Sangeeta Jena, Senior Clinical Nutritionist at the hospital, provided an overview of the program and proposed the vote of thanks.

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