After launching the 'Adopt a District' initiative under Mission TB Free Haryana campaign, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday called upon the corporates to adopt a district of the state to achieve the target of making the country TB free by 2025. Though TB treatment services would be available in the government hospitals of the state, all the stakeholders needed to work unitedly to eradicate the disease completely.
Khattar was addressing the gathering at Medanta-The Medicity Hospital, Gurugram. After the programme, the Chief Minister flagged off two mobile clinics provided by Krishna Maruti Industries under it’s CSR initiative. These bus mounted mobile clinics have many facilities for medical examination like portable X ray machine and TrueNet machine etc.
He said, "Haryana has become polio free and now we are moving towards making the state TB free. In the coming days, a campaign will also be launched to make the state free from anemia, which will be of great benefit especially for women and children."
Khattar also said that although measures are being taken to prevent malaria, a campaign also needs to be launched to get rid of malaria. With this, the Chief Minister said that different waves of Covid-19 are also coming from time to time due to which people are suffering. The state will also have to run a campaign to make the state Covid-19 free.
Referring to 'Mission TB Free Haryana', the Chief Minister said that so far 11 districts of Haryana State have been adopted by various corporate companies. These include Yamunanagar and Karnal district have been adopted by RITES Company, Panipat has been adopted by Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Sonipat by Hindustan Lever, Hisar by Jindal, Mewat by RJ Corp Ltd, Faridabad by Escorts Company, Mahendragarh and Rewari by Hero MotoCorp. Today Mankind Pharmaceutical Company has also agreed to adopt two districts of the state, Palwal and Jhajjar. He said that now, nine districts of the state remain to be adopted, which include Sirsa, Fatehabad, Jind, Ambala, Panchkula, Rohtak, Kurukshetra, Charkhi Dadri and Bhiwani. He has appealed to the corporate houses to adopt these districts and run a campaign to make them TB free.