Meeting of the District TB Forum cum a Review Meeting of the District Health Society on National Tuberculosis Eradication Programme(NTEP)
Publish Date : 13/07/2021
Interacting with people who recovered from Tuberculosis, DC K. N. Damo advised them to take care of their health and narrated his own experiences of suffering from TB as a school student and overcoming the stigma associated with the disease by taking up sports. He added that one shouldn’t fear the disease but should get diagnosed and get proper treatment and care.
The DC also expressed concern over the surging COVID 19 positive cases and increasing positivity rate in the district. He cautioned people not to spread wrong news and share negative information on Covid 19 vaccine in the community and advised the panchayat leaders to dissuade such persons, as it is against the interests of the health and life of the community. Encourage others to follow mask wearing, hand hygiene and social distancing and advise people to take vaccine as it is the only solution to control the COVID 19 pandemic, he added.
ZPC Obang Ngupok expressed his pleasure over the information gained during the meeting and assured all help in creating awareness on the Jan Andolan Campaign.
Dr. S. J. Mitapo (DTO) gave a presentation on the activities of the TB forum and activities undertaken under NTEP in the district. He informed that the government had set a goal to eliminate TB by 2025 under the Jan Andolan campaign. He briefly outlined the objectives of the TB Forum being to engage with policy makers and implementers to ensure justice, rights and dignity to TB patients, to reduce stigma and discrimination, to improve awareness and provide facilities and engage in evidence based advocacy with stakeholders.
A Elected Representative’s Handbook on TB was launched during the meeting. DMO Dr. R. Tatan and DMEIO Dilip Deb also spoke on the occasion.