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UP govt launches door-to-door search for TB patients

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Under the National Tuberculosis Eradication Program, Uttar Pradesh health department has launched a door-to-door search campaigns for active tuberculosis patients. To take stock of the work of the teams during the campaign, CMO Dr. AP Bhargava inspected the work of the teams working in Bhinga on Wednesday. 

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Inaugurating the active tuberculosis patient search campaign of Bhinga Nagar, Chief Medical Officer Dr. AP Bhargava inspected the work of the teams of CHC Bhinga. Addressing the team during the inspection, he said that all the members of the team should fully discharge their responsibilities. Any kind of negligence will not be forgivable.

During the visit, District Tuberculosis Officer Dr. Sant Kumar, while, encouraging all the team members and supervisors said that they should work with full dedication and ensure their participation in making their society free from tuberculosis by finding more and more TB patients. He said that if one tuberculosis patient does not come for treatment, it infects 10 to 15 new people in a year. Therefore, reach out to all the people and get information about their symptoms.

Also, District Tuberculosis Officer and District Program Coordinator, Ravi Kumar Mishra inspected the team working in TB Unit, Imilia, Malhipur. He also motivated the team to distribute IEC material during the inspection. Mr Mishra said that about two lakh 60 thousand population of Bhinga, Ikauna, Malhipur and Sirsia were identified in this campaign. A total of 90 teams have been set up, while a total of 22 observers have been appointed to oversee the campaign.

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