Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme National Health Mission, U.T. Chandigarh
Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
National Health Mission, U.T. Chandigarh
Chandigarh, August , 2019: “ It’s time to End TB and make Chandigarh TB Free” Said Dr. G. Dewan, Mission Director-NHM Cum-Director Health Services while inaugurating, ACSM workshop (Advocacy Communication Social Mobilization) at Auditorium, SIHFW, GMSH-16, Chandigarh. He further said, its time to generate awareness and end stigma attached with TB by using all the means of communication. It has been possible to control the spread of TB with planned and sustained efforts of Health Department.
ACSM workshop started after appreciated Cure MDR-TB & TB patients who not only completed their treatment but also educate masses about symptoms and treatment of TB .
On this occasion, Rotary Mid Town provided Nutritional Supplement to MDR-TB and TB/HIV Co-infected patients. Many members of Rotary Mid Town participated in the workshop. Awareness regarding “Pura Course, Pakka IIaj’ of TB was generated among TB patients. TB/MDR TB patients were asked to share their experiences from treatment to cure from TB by DOTS/DOTS Plus Treatment. In order to ascertain their difficulties if any in seeking the treatment from Health facilities.
DHS, urged upon the programme Managers, stakeholders, NGO’s , Private Practitioners to concentrate to vulnerable areas and intensify the campaign to educate the people to get diagnosed and take treatment as early as possible which is available free of cost at their door step. This is the only way to break the chain of infection.
Govt. has provided a Mobile TB diagnostic Van fitted with sophisticated equipment for diagnosing TB & MDR-TB in slum areas.
Dr. Abha Sarwal, STO Chandigarh reviewed the performance of RNTCP Programme and said that Health Deptt. has been able to contain the spread of TB with sustained efforts to eliminate the disease from the soil of city beautiful. She told everybody to join hands together to eliminate the TB from Chandigarh.