Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infects 5000 people daily in India


The medical experts dealing with the most deadly diseases in the country are of view that Mycobacterium Tuberculosis causing TB infects more than 5000 people daily in the country.

Addressing public information campaign organized by Press Information Bureau at Jaisinghpur today, block medical officer (BMO) Jaisinghpur, Dr. S.K. Bhatia said that the department is running National Program for Tuberculosis eradication to fight with this disease, considers most fatal but curable.

“The people should not ignore the TB symptoms as 5000 people are becoming its victim daily, as second largest killers in the world.” he warned.

Informing about health care schemes launched by centre government, he said that National Rural Health Mission, Janani Suraksha Yojana and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana are successfully being implemented in the state, proving beneficial for people.

To reduce the infant and mother mortality rate he asked the people to always opt for institutional delivery as government is offering free treatment and even hospitalization conveyance to carry pregnant woman to nearest health institution under JSY.

“Dr. Rajinder Prasad Medical Colleges Hospital at Tanda is well equipped, where patients could be hospitalized with help of 108 ambulances assuring the people to bear all expanses on the delivery in the hospital”, BMO said informing state figures, among which few states had achieved 72 percent institutional delivery.

A healthy baby show was also organized at the campaign to evaluate the progress and implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme. Three years old Krish of Jaisinghpur was declared healthiest baby out of 26 children followed by Harsh, two and half years and Janavi three years.

Under the strong network of more than 18,000 strong aaganwardies, pregnant and lactating mothers have been given required free dietary components besides making available cooked food and quota of food grains to children before they join school.

The people especially aanganwardi and Panchayati Raj representatives took keen interest in the campaign after taking information of centrally sponsored programs provided under a single roof through the medium of 25 stalls, speeches of resource persons, dance and play.

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