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Awareness Programme on TB

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Three clubs-Rotary Bangalore Cubbon Park, Garden City and Metro jointly conducted awareness programme on TB for general public and slum dwellers of Gavipuram. Posters were put up at various places and in temples.This is jointly done with RI District 3190 (DG Asha Prasanna Kumar) and RI District 3040 (PDG Suresh Kasliwal)Rotary India National TB Control Committee.
This was specifically conducted in temple premises and had about 100 people attending the session.
The activities on 24th World TB day.
Earlier they had put up hoardings in different parts of the city including the slums of Gavipuram, AmbaBhavani Temple, parks etc.
The team identified a few TB patients and stressed on them not to discontinue the medicine till the course is complete. Later conducted full length session on TB awareness at Temple premises and was well accepted.
Opening of DOTS centres with the help of D.T.O is under progress. The team would be visiting slums to increase awareness on TB. The programme was organised by Rtn. Shobha Murali (Cubbon Park); Rtn. Suvarna Rajeev (Garden City); Rtn. Shashi Kanth (Metro).
Each year we commemorate World TB Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease. Despite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer worldwide, claiming over 4 500 lives a day. The emergence of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) poses a major health security threat and could risk gains made in the fight against TB.

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