World TB Day was celebrated in Chandigarh on Wednesday. The theme for World TB Day 2023 is “Yes-We Can End TB”. It was celebrated today at Health and Wellness Centre, Mauli Jagran. Dr. Suman Singh, Director Health & Family Welfare, Chandigarh Administration inaugurated the function. She laid stress on the UT’s continuous efforts and targets of achieving TB elimination by 2025. She also facilitated Ni-kshay Mitras who had adopted TB patients in the city by supporting them and providing nutritional supplement to them. She lauded the efforts and contribution of these Mitras. She also spoke about the world class diagnostics and treatment facilities that were available in the UT and being provided to all the patients free of cost. State TB Officer Dr. Rajesh Kumar also mentioned that in order to strengthen TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, NTEP had started a 25 days Active Case Finding Survey which will cover around 1/3 rd of the population of Chandigarh. A door to door survey would be conducted in order to find presumptive TB patients so as to facilitate their early detection and early treatment so that we can break the chain of infection and make Chandigarh TB Free. A clarion call has been made to all affected communities, civil society organizations, media, health-care providers and State partners to unite forces under the banner “TB Harega Desh Jeetega” and let’s make 2022 truly the year for TB and move forward to end TB.
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