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Awareness on TB & New Treatment Strategy DOTS conducted

Port Blair ,

    Under   National TB Elimination Programme, the State TB Control Society, Port Blair organized awareness programme on TB &  New treatment strategy DOTS at HWC  Shadipur,   Anganwadi Centre Delanipur and HWC Junglighat to create awareness among the general public of the area.
    IEC Officer, STBCS, Shri Tapan Kumar Ray spoke about the transmission, clinical manifestation, prevention and control of TB. The public was also sensitized about TB/HIV co-infection, ill-effect of alcoholism and smoking particularly in relation to the treatment of TB and spoke about  incentives given  to the patient during the treatment under NIKSHAY Poshan Yojana. The gathering was urged to propagate the message to the neighbourhood and in the community, a press release from Joint Secretary (RNTCP) said.