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28 November 2011

Rajasthan Chief Minister releases Dr. Vivek Sharma’s awareness poster on PICA

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Jaipur: Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, recently released an awareness poster on PICA designed by Dr. Vivek Sharma, Health Editor of IndianMuslimObserver.com. The poster was released on the occasion of Childrens' Day. PICA (Eating Non Food Items) is a common illness found in children. Dr. Vivek Sharma is well known and prominent Child Specialist of Jaipur.

The Chief Minister while commenting on the poster said that such posters are beneficial for the common man in spreading awareness about common childhood illnesses. He also said that technocrats should come forward to create a public opinion and awareness which would benefit society at large.

Dr. Vivek Sharma said that PICA is an illness where the child eats clay, lead, chalk, paint etc. He said that this poster is specially designed to make aware the parents and caretakers about the causes and prevention of PICA. To further the cause the poster will be translated into Telgu and Nepalese language and it will be displayed at play schools, disability centres and hospitals.

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