World TB day observed at Jammu, Ramban

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JAMMU/Ramban: A function was held at Chest Disease Hospital Bakshi Nagar Jammu on Saturday to observe the World Tuberculosis Day.
Dr Kamini Gupta, district TB officer Jammu, briefed the audience about the achievements of RNTCP programme in district Jammu and also elaborated on new initiatives in TB Treatment.
Dr. Chander Parkash, Dr J P Singh, Dr. Sanjay Turki, Dr Yash Karsyal, Dr. Sanjay Arora, also spoke on the occasion and raised awareness about the disease. The shortfalls of RNTCP programme, new initiatives, recently announced rewards for case detection and punishment for non-reporting were also discussed threadbare.
The felicitation of best workers and the patients who successfully completed their treatment schedule was also done. Cured patients narrated their success stories and encouraged other patients to complete the treatment of TB.
Meanwhile, in Ramban Chief Medical Officer, Dr Saif-ud-Din flagged off an awareness rally on World Tuberculosis Day.
During the rally, students of various schools generated awareness about the symptoms and other aspects of the disease by holding placards having information regarding the disease.
He informed the gathering about the availability of MDR tests in the District Hospital and also made them aware about the DOTS Programme.
Among others, Medical Officer Dr. Parvez, teachers and staff members of health department Ramban were present on the occasion.