TB sensitization programme organised at IMPaCT hospital
Jun 30, 2008
Anupam Bharat

Cuttack district branch of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme(RNTCP) and the state government, in association with Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) have organised a "Community Tuberculosis Sensitization Programme" at Champa Devi Memorial Hospital premises, at Madhuban, Barang today.

About 150 villagers of nearby areas along with local SSG groups, aanganwadi workers, school teachers and Asha workers participated in the programme. This was the first ever programme of it's kind to be organised in the Cuttack sadar area. Goal behind organising this programme was to develop awareness on Tuberculosis, it's management and precautions to be taken. Champa Devi Memorial Hospital, managed by IMPaCT has been implementing the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme successfully for the last several years.

A general meeting was organised prior to this programme under the presidentship of Dr U K Mohanty, In-charge of IMPaCT hospital. Banki MLA Debasis Pattnaik attended the meeting as chief guest and spoke about the importance of such programmes in the eradication of tuberculosis. He advocated for more such programmes and called for more participation from the general public. Zilla Parishad member Ajay Kumar Muduli, sarpanch of Madhupur gram panchayat Pushpanjali Swain etc spoke on the occasion.

The sensitization camp was conducted by Dr J P Pattanaik of RNTCP, Dr Dillip Das of Bentkar(TU), Dr Manoj Dehury & Dr U K Mohanty of IMPaCT.

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