In connection with the celebration of ‘Good Governance Week’ being observed across the district, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Pulwama, Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary today flagged-off teams from DC Office Complex, here to conduct the Sub National Certification (SNC) survey of the district.
The DC, who is also the chairman District TB Control Society said that last year the district received Gold medal under National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP) for its fight against the disease and has shown remarkable performance in reduction of incidence of TB this year too.
He said the district is also applying for TB free status this year. Choudhary exhorted the field officials involved in carrying out the survey to lay stress on quality data capturing and to ensure scientific sampling so that a district wide picture is established.
The DC said though the efforts of the Administration are yielding significant results, the community and the corporate sector in the society can play a pivotal role in filling gaps and addressing social causes by adopting/handholding every TB patient in Pulwama district.
Choudhary said that awareness programmes to reduce the incidence of TB in the district will continue. The District Tuberculosis Officer informed that a total of 10 volunteer teams have been allotted separate villages selected by the Central TB division.
The survey shall extend for a period of 20 days and will cover a minimum of 10000 households or 50000 populations. Chief Medical Officer, Dr Mir Haseena, District Tuberculosis officer Pulwama, SNC survey team, NTEP staff were also present.