Can you treat yourself better than your doctor? Self-medication can put your life in danger. Always consume medicines only after consulting your doctor. Millions of people in India develop various medical complications due to not consulting to a docotor / physician before consuming medicines for minor ailments. Worldwide as well, self-medication is a huge problem. Government / non-government agencies in India and other countries have not started recongnising it as a growing problem and taken up the issue on a serious note. Patil Hospital, mumbaihad organised a 'Patient Welfare Program'for educating patients / attendants / pharmacists / para-mecical staff / general public on various issues including 'self medication'. The poster titled Self Medication was highly successful in catching the attention and generating awareness among them on the importance of consulting a doctor before consuming any medication. Around 5000 people attended the program that was conducted for 10 days. The poster design was recreated in the size of a pamphlet and distributed to all the visitors. People could understand the complications and complexity associated with self medication. Many of them vowed to not indulge in self medication and also encourge their friends and relatives to do the same.
Advertising Agency: R&P Advertising and media Communication, New Mumbai, India Creative Directors: Abhay Patkar, Nitin Rajapurkar Art Director: Abhay Patkar Copywriter: Nitin Rajapurkar Additional credits: Sanjay kelaskar Published: December 2009via adsoftheworld.com