IMA distributes kitchen plants to create TB Awareness
On the occasion of World TB Day, IMA in association with Heart Care Foundation of India distributed over 500 kitchen plants with TB Health Message : “TB Anywhere – TB Everywhere”.
Giving details, Padmashri Awardee , Prof (Dr.) A. Marthanda Pillai, National President and Padmashri Awardee, Dr K K Aggarwal, Hony. Secretary General, IMA & President, Heart Care Foundation of India said that one million TB cases in India are missing as either they are not get treated or during treatment they do not get notified.
IMA will get notify 50% of them in the next year.
Dr Aggarwal further said that irrespective of specialty of doctors in the country, all hould join the TB movement.
Multi drug resistance TB is not in the interest of the country. If the spread of multi drug resistance TB is not stopped, it can take an epidemic shape and will not spare people from any walks of life.
It is a misnomer that TB is a disease of the poor. Dr Aggarwal said that “forget about rich class, even 5% of health care professionals develop TB over their life time".
All the workers (drivers, security man, attendants and maids etc) before they are inducted in the job, they should be screened for TB.
It is also a myth that TB is a disease of adults. A large number of children today are being diagnosed with TB.
In the last one year IMSA has sensitized over one lac poem, trained 16000 GP's and notified over one lac TB patients.
In the last one week, IMA sensitized over 100 nursing teachers, over 300 school principals, over 100 general practitioners, over 1000 medical college students, over 250 college students and over 500 school children.