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43rd World TB Day commemorated at Senapati: Efforts to end TB highlighted

by Guru Aribam Naocha
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43rd World TB Day commemorated at Senapati: Efforts to end TB highlighted

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Senapati, April 16:

The District Health Society, in collaboration with the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP), Senapati, organized the 43rd World TB Day 2024 at the DRDA Conference Hall, Senapati, under the theme “Yes! We can end TB”.
The event was honored by the presence of Adahrii Maheo, MCS, CEO/ ADC, Senapati, serving as the chief guest. Mr. Maheo emphasized the social, economic, and humanitarian challenges posed by TB, affecting not only individuals but entire families and communities. He stressed the necessity for concerted efforts from every individual and sector of society in the fight against TB. Additionally, he commended the students, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), and volunteers for their active participation and support.
Dr. Sumpi Percy, Chief Medical Officer, Senapati, delivered a speech as the guest of honor, focusing on the mode of treatment and urging attendees to adhere to proper medication and precautions. She also extended appreciation to the Nikshak Mitras/donors for their significant contributions to the cause.
In the welcome address, Dr. L. Muanching, DTO, Senapati, highlighted the significance of World TB Day as a flagship event of NTEP. Dr. Muanching emphasized its role in commemorating Dr. Robert Koch’s discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of TB. She underscored the day’s importance in raising public awareness about TB and its profound health, social, and economic impact globally, as well as efforts to combat the global TB epidemic.
Dr. Muanching further informed the audience about the presence of four Designated Microscopic Centres (DMCs) in Senapati district, offering free testing, diagnosis, and treatment of TB. She also mentioned the initiation of the TB Free Senapati Project in February 2023, funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), aimed at identifying, treating, and preventing all TB cases with the assistance of approximately 200 volunteers in their respective villages.
The program featured testimony sharing by TB Champions, felicitation of Nikshay Mitras/donors with certificates of appreciation, distribution of food baskets to TB patients, and screening of short video clips on TB. Certificates were also presented to volunteers and TB warriors for their dedication and contributions to the cause.

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