World TB Day will be organized at AIIMS, Bhopal on March 24

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World TB Day will be organized at AIIMS, Bhopal on March 24

Wednesday, 22 March 2023 | Staff Reporter | BHOPAL

Tuberculosis, a disease which has been affecting mankind for centuries is now global health emergency and is one of the prime targets by health agencies all over the world, especially India. As the renowned scientist Robert Koch shared his results on the discovery of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis on March 24, 1882; the day is observed as World TB Day since many years all across the globe. With the Prime Minister of India himself committing to the daunting task of TB elimination by 2025, the health activists all across the country are working towards achieving this goal in a pace never seen before.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences has been observing the World TB Day since last few years regularly and this year also, a CME on "Updates in the Management of Tuberculosis" will be held as well.

The activities will start on 23rd  March whereby a poster competition amongst various students/residents will be held from 3-5 pm in the seminar hall of department of Pulmonary Medicine in the Academic Block.

On the morning of 24th March, some community outreach activities will be held to increase the awareness about TB elimination and the various steps and services undertaken by the government in the road to TB elimination.

The same afternoon from 2:30 pm to 5 pm a CME will be held in LT 4 at Sardar Vallabh bhai Patel Bhawan where all important dignitaries of the institute namely Prof Ajai Singh (Executive Director and CEO), Prof Rajesh Malik (Dean Academics), Prof Manisha Shrivastava (Medical Superintendent and Chairperson, TB Core Committee) and Col Ajit Singh( Deputy Director, Administration are expected to grace the occasion. Approximately 100-150 delegates are expected to listen to the CME lectures and various faculty members of the institute will fulfil their roles as expert speakers and chairpersons as per the detailed programme attached alongwith.

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