About ASPIC

ASPIC clubs are formed under the patronage of the head of the institution. The head of the institution is the final authority to decide on the composition of the club; and also selection of office-bearers. The club is headed by a faculty-nodal officer and a student-president. The faculty- nodal officer is appointed by the head of the institution, from among the teaching faculty of the institution. The faculty-nodal officer is responsible for the daily activities of the project, on a supervisory role. The student-president is selected or elected from among the student members of the club. The student-president leads the club, and also liaise with ReAct Asia Pacific, when needed. The tenure of the faculty-nodal officer is 3 years; and that of the student-president is 1 year. The club also has a Secretary and a Treasurer, who are in-charge of any project undertaken by the club. The secretary is responsible for implementation of the projects; and treasurer is the person in-charge of book keeping and finances.  The tenure of the secretary and treasurer is for one year, however they can be reappointed or re-elected if the patron and faculty nodal officer give the necessary directions. The club has a committee comprising of at least 4 members, apart from the office bearers. The committee meets once in a quarter, and give necessary guidance to the office bearers. The decisions of the committee is always democratic and the faculty-nodal officer will have the power of casting vote, in case of a dispute. The tenure of the committee members is also for one year. 

Activities of Antibiotic Awareness Clubs

a) Rallies or Booths at strategic places during the ‘World Antibiotic Awareness Week’
b) Awareness classes for fellow students on issues of antibiotic abuse and antibiotic resistance
c) Awareness sessions for the community, on the need to use antibiotics rationally
d) Function as a pressure group to prescribers and dispensers, to ensure that there is no misuse
e) Introduce environmental hygiene practices in the school, like safe disposal of waste and destruction of vector breeding sites
f) Increase awareness about other locally relevant communicable diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya, Filariasis and Scrub Typhus
g) Increase awareness of personal hygiene and menstrual hygiene among fellow students and the broader community
h) Organize medical camps and other initiatives like blood donation drives, in aid of the society