World TB Day observed

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Dimapur, March 24: The Revised National TB Control Programme State TB Cell, Nagaland observed World TB Day on the theme “Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world” at the 4th NAP Thizama on Saturday.
Charing the programme, Alongla, Deputy Commandant expressed gratitude to the team for giving priority to the jawans and choosing to conduct the awareness programme with them.
Dr PalashTalukdar, Medical Consultant WHO -RNTCP TSN spoke about the signs & symptoms of TB and the facilities available under the programme. According to him there are 44 Designated Microscopy Centres and 9 CBNAAT machines for the purpose of diagnosing Tuberculosis. He also shared that people with low immunity like HIV and diabetics are more prone to TB. He stressed on the importance of uninterrupted completion of treatment otherwise it may lead to the development of Multi Drug Resistant TB.
The thematic message ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world’ was shared by Dr Apichetla Amer, Assistant Programme Officer. She remarked that this particular day was observed all over the world to recognize the achievements made in TB prevention and control activities and also to renew our commitment in eliminating this devastating disease. She encouraged the gathering to take personal responsibility in spreading the message about the disease which will eventually contribute in eliminating it hopefully by 2025 as envisaged by GoI.
During the course of the programme, queries raised by the gathering were also addressed.
Later, the team visited the Bright Morning Star Orphanage Home and had a time of interaction with the children about TB and tokens and gifts were distributed. (Page News Service)