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Thursday, March 25, 2010
On the move against tuberculosis
Wider participation and innovation marked the World TB Day, organized at the Bangalore Corporation Office on 24th March 2010. Prof. (Dr.) Behera, Director L.R.S. Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Govt. of India, was the Chief Guest for the Function. Speaking on the occasion, he lamented that a large number of people die due to tuberculosis every year. He said everyone should come forward and join hands to fight against this global emergency. While appreciating the wider participation of people from the government and non-government organizations, Mr. Bharath Lal Meena, Commissioner of BBMP, cautioned that the interest and enthusiasm are kept up till we reach the goal. Dr. Kumarswamy Lal, Joint Director of TB, mentioned that TB continued to cause huge loss to the nation and expressed hope that implementation of DOTS for TB in all treatment centres was a sure remedy.