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DHSK observes World TB Day

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Unique public awareness rally organized in Train from Qazigund to Baramulla

SRINAGAR, MARCH 25: The Directorate of Health Services Kashmir (DHSK) observed World TB Day 2019 across all Districts of Kashmir Division with the theme "IT’S TIME TO END TB".

Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag Dr Khalid Jehangir who was the Chief Guest of the function appreciated the idea of organizing this event in an innovative manner. Later a rally was also taken out by school children at Qazigund railway station which was addressed by various dignitaries. The rally was organized from Railway Station Qazigund which was preceded by inaugural function at Qazigund Railway station under the chairpersonship of Director Health services Kashmir.

The objective of observing the day was to disseminate awareness among the general public and all relevant stake holders about Tuberculosis disease. On this occasion, the Department under the leadership of Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Kunzes Dolma, organized a unique public awareness rally from Qazigund to Baramulla through a Train journey wherein the public at large were sensitized about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of this disease and the facilities provided by the Government free of cost. The event was organized by the State TB cell Kashmir in collaboration with District Tuberculosis Officers of all Districts of Kashmir Division. DHSK actively participated in the event and stressed the need to intensify case notification and urged the people to take part in TB prevention activities.

Various senior divisional as well as district level officers of the Health Department including Regional Director, Health & Family Welfare, Chief Medical Officers, Deputy Director, State Tuberculosis Officer, Divisional Nutritional Officer, Kashmir and District Tuberculosis Officers also participated. The passengers on board from Qazigund to Baramulla via Anantnag, Pulwama, Srinagar, Budgam and  Pattan  were sensitized. The rally concluded at Baramulla Railway station.

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