A RESEARCH STUDY ON THE ESSENTIALITY OF MEDICAL AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS / PROGRAMS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS AT THE PUBLIC SECTOR IN KARACHI, PAKISTAN
This research study is conducted on the essentiality of medical awareness campaigns/programs in public colleges, as it is seen that there is a dire need of providing students with many medical and health related information. This research is purposed to enlighten this issue and to make colleges to pay attention and take the initiatives of conducting medical awareness campaigns. These campaigns/programs provide basic life and therapeutic skills, first aid training, medical check-ups, and hygiene information. Furthermore, these campaigns/programs arrange training sessions, workshops, and seminars where students are trained and taught about basic facts and new researches made in the medical field. Besides, knowledge about new emerging issues, problems, and solutions, it also provides awareness regarding diseases and preventions. It is a cross-sectional, quantitative research based on survey method. Data is collected from 60 respondents; 40 female students and 20 teachers, from 6 colleges of 2 towns of Karachi through Likert Scale, comprised of close-ended 43 structured items. The data is apprehended by taking SPSS Mean. It is a small effort done to aid the conduction of medical awareness campaigns/programs as to aware students regarding health and medical information to the concern to meet challenges of the globalized world.