The Standing Committee on Public Health (SCOPH) at the Medical Students Association of India (MSAI) has taken up the challenge to spread awareness about water pollution and ways to prevent it by organising ‘Jal Hai Toh Kal Hai’ (safe water, safe future) and conducting nationwide awareness campaigns.
SCOPH’s activity under MSAI was selected in the top ten activities by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA). Volunteers of MSAI-SCOPH in Goa Medical College conducted the event ‘Jal Hai Toh Kal Hai’ at Camrabhat, Taleigao recently wherein volunteers from MSAI under local officer Anirudh Bhat informed households of various water sources, education on how to chlorinate the water and proper handwashing techniques.
The MSAI is a non-government organisation of, for and by medical students founded in October 2011. A registered society in New Delhi under the Societies Act, MSAI is dedicated to working for the welfare of medical students across the country and to enhance the healthcare in India. MSAI is India’s first and largest nationally and internationally represented organisation, comprising 17,000 medical students across the country.