The campaign aims to address some of the most pressing misconceptions around inhalers that continue to persist
- Cipla is back with the fourth chapter of #BerokZindagi to strengthen awareness and drive acceptance of inhalation therapy for asthma patients.
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The Mythbuster film in this series has been launched with Satish Kaushik and Mandira Bedi.
The campaign aims to address some of the most pressing misconceptions around inhalers that continue to persist. The primary guiding insight for Asthma ke liye #InhalersHainSahi is the fact that while Inhalers constitute the right treatment for asthma, there are lot of barriers in the minds of the patients when it comes to accepting it. As a result, a large set of asthma patients are not accepting inhalers. Besides the social stigma, myths and misinformation around inhalers are some of the contributing barriers.
India has 37.9 million cases of asthma, and despite the rising numbers, the usage of inhalers which is the most effective treatment is abysmally low1. In the current phase, the initiative is to normalise the use of inhalers in public by building confidence amongst asthmatics.
Commenting on the campaign, Dr Vikas Gupta, India Business Rx – Head, Cipla Ltd. said, “At Cipla, all our efforts are anchored towards helping patients and empowering them to make the right choice. Through our #InhalersHainSahi campaign, we want people to come forth and talk about their experiences with asthma without any fear of judgement or stigma. We believe personal stories and experiences narrated by individuals will inspire patients to get over the myths associated with the disease and various treatment options like inhalers. For us, it is very encouraging to see more and more people coming forward, narrating their personal stories and getting associated with the cause.”
With the success of the previous campaign, there has been an ad recall of 52% and consideration of inhalers has gone up by 6%.2 The fourth chapter of this campaign continues to convey the core message that ‘Asthma ke liye Inhalers Hain Sahi’ (inhalers are right for asthma) by building awareness and educating everyone about asthma and its right treatment.
Talking on the film, Mr Akshay Gurani, CEO &Co-Founder, Schbang mentioned, "In a country where asthma is stigmatised and inhalers are looked down upon, we wanted to create awareness by driving social acceptance and adherence for inhalers. With the #InhalersHainSahi campaign our continuous effort is to inspire patients to live a life without barriers. Our success in the last three years has motivated us to address social stigma through education and we took that a step ahead by crafting a mythbuster story series this year. This video series talks about prejudices faced by asthmatics and who better than these renowned asthmatics and role models themselves to narrate their stories and push our core message - ‘Asthma Ke Liye Inhalers Hain Sahi’"
The campaign will be amplified on different digital media platforms like –YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and supported by Radio.