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World TB Day observed at Kupwara, Pulwama

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Kupwara/Pulwama , 23 Mar 2019

District Tuberculosis Officer  (DTO) Dr Mohammad Ramzan  today flagged off a rally of school children from District Hospital Kupwara, on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day. Later a function was held at AMT school in which  Immunization Officer  Dr Davindar Kour, BMO Kralpora Dr Mir Shafi, BMO Trehgam Dr Nissar, District Mass Immunization Officer Gh Rasool Bhat, Dr Mohd Ayoob Wani, students, para medical staff, members of civil society, ASHA workers, besides members of J&K Youth Welfare Society Trehgam Kupwara  participated.The speakers laid stress on early detection and control of TB. At the conclusion of the function, District Tuberculosis Officer Dr Mohammad Ramzan Wani thanked all the guests and said that TB is a completely curable disease, provided the patients follow the medical advice strictly.The similar function was also organized at Pulwama by the District TB Control Society Pulwama under the aegis of Directorate of Health services Kashmir today observed World Tuberculosis (TB) day in  district Hospital here at Pulwama.

District Development Commissioner Pulwama, Dr Syed Abid Rashid, was the chief guest on the occasion.

At the occasion, DDC  said that Tuberculosis is one of the world’s deadliest diseases and it is time to adopt the strategy for its elimination which  involves implementation of interventions, additional to standard TB control measures such as RNTCP. He added that the threat of Multi Drug Resistance arising out of TB medication should be checked  and ITC methodology should be adopted to create awareness about this  menace. He stressed on the need to create awareness about the symptoms, precautions and treatment to eliminate the disease from the society. He stressed upon the health officials to conduct a survey in far-flung areas of the district and create awareness among the common people about the disease.He  lauded the role of ASHA and health workers who motivate people to seek medical advice if they experience any associated symptoms of the disease.On the occasion, various speakers and students from different paramedical institutions and schools threw light on the tuberculosis scenario in the district and state. They highlighted the importance of timely diagnosis and awareness to eradicate the deadly disease.Chief Medical officer, Dy CMO, Principal GNM School, Block Medical officers, District Tuberculosis Officer, Health officials, Asha Workers and large no. of students of various schools and Para medical Institutions were present on the occasion.


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