Manipal 16th Aug 2021- Centre for Diabetic Foot Care and Research in association with Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Indian Podiatry Association will be celebrating National Feet Day on August 17th, 2021, theme- “I prevent amputation” at Kasturba Hospital Manipal. The Vice-Chancellor of MAHE Lt. Gn. (Dr.) M.D Venkatesh, Dr Sharath Rao K- Dean, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Dr Avinash Shetty- Medical Superintendent Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Dr G Arun Maiya- Dean, MCHP and Chief: Centre for Diabetic Foot Care and Research, Dr APS Suri, National President, Indian Podiatry Association will be highlighting the need for early screening of foot to prevent complications.
On this occasion free foot screening will be conducted to all general population and comprehensive foot assessment will be done for people with diabetes mellitus which will include neuropathy, vascular and musculoskeletal and ulcer evaluation at Diabetic Foot Clinic, KH, Manipal. Free foot care education and footwear counselling will be given. For those who have callus or ingrown nails, a free pedicure will be provided. The screening will be done with an appointment and COVID appropriate precautions will be taken.