'TB preventable disease, 100% curable'

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'TB preventable disease, 100% curable'

Thursday, 28 March 2024 | PNS | BRAHMAPUR

 On the World TB Day, a huge mobile health workshop and rally was organised by the Rotary Club of Brahmapur Central in association with IMA, ICS, and NCCP under the leadership of eminent chest physician Prof Dr Narayan Mishra, which was attended by more than 800 participants at the MKCG Medical playground.

It was inaugurated by dristrict governor of Rotary International RID-3262, Jayashree Mohanty. Senior Rotarians, IMA members, students, and  many other important citizens of Brahmapur took part in the event. The theme for this year was, " Yes ! We can end TB."

Soon after, a TB awareness seminar was conducted for the volunteers of Rotary International and health workers, which was attended by more than 150 participants. Dignitaries like CDM and PHO, Ganjam Jayashrre Mohanty, DTODr Uma Shankar Mishra, Dr Abanni Kumar Patro, Prof Dr Narayan Mishra, Dr D Brajaraj, and Dr Samit Begray addressed the participants. Rotarian Ch Mohan Kumar Subudhi, V Jayaram Raju, Majit Hota, Saroj Kumar Prusty, U Hari Prasad, Jharana Panda and Kshyendu Pattnaik took the lead in conducting the important event.

Prof Mishra emphasized the fact that TB is a preventable and 100% curable disease if  detected and treated early. "Today, TB with HIV is the topmost infectious killer of the world, with 1.5 million deaths per year. India accounts for 27% of the world TB burden. We need awareness in our community for early detection and treatment to End TB," he said.

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