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Tuberculosis detection programme launched at district jail at Jullang

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Our Correspondent

Itagar, Jan 17: With the motto “to reach the unreached,” the Papum Pare district health society under its Revised tiol Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) on Monday launched an active tuberculosis case finding from the district jail at Jullang here. The programme which is being held under aegis of the directorate of health and family welfare would continue till January 30 next.

Citing importance of the programme, Papum Pare DC Tai Kaye in his speech as chief guest reiterated that the benefit of such activities should reach the doorsteps of poor people. He said that many areas like Taraso, Silsango, Leporiang, Mengio, Kakoi and Sangdupota which remains cut-off from the rest of the world during times of tural calamities become breeding ground of many communicable diseases like Tuberculosis.

Kaye further welcomed such initiative by the RNTCP which will eble the needy to avail the facilities provided by the government. SP (Jail) Michi Paku in his speech while welcoming the screening initiative of the health department said that movement of inmates with such health condition to health facilities always remains a challenge due to several security reasons. The programme earlier started with a welcome address from Papum Pare DMO S Ronya.

The DMO in her deliberation appreciated the initiative undertaken for the launch of Active Tuberculosis Case Finding and also appreciated the MO in-charge for maintaining a clean environment in the jail compound. Where Papum Pare DTO apprised the chief guest on the motto to carry out such screening activities, the vote of thanks was offered by district jail health center MO in-charge Dr Ram Ratan.

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