Around 50 Private Medical practitioners/Family Physicians participated in the program organized at Dasappa Hospital Premises, BBMP Auditorium, Bangalore on the 20th of June and welcomed worthy initiative.
Mr. P Dhanraj, Councilor, Sri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Ward, lighted the traditional lamp and inaugurated the program. Dr. Shashidhar Buggi, Director & Hon Secretary SDSTRC & KSTBA and Dr. Bhaktavatsalam, Deputy Director, State TB Office, Karnataka felicitated.
Dr. H R Ravindra Reddy, WHO State Consultant – RNTCP, spoke on Current Diagnostic & Treatment Practices under RNTCP. Dr. Preetish, CMO- National TB Institute, Bangalore, spoke on International Standards for T B care. Dr. Subramanyam, Ex- President, Family Physicians Association, speaking on the Role of Private Practitioners in the control of TB sought the active participation of Private Practitioners in RNTCP towards controlling TB. Dr. Jagadeesh Medical Officer, RNTCP, BBMP and Dr. Vijay Kumar S Biradar, Project Coordinator (TB), BBMP spoke on “Role of NGOs & Public Participation in RNTCP. A film show on TB awareness was also organized during the program.
Mr. Samuel Vincent, Zonal Officer, IDF proposed vote of thanks. Mr. Sreenath and Dr. M Somashekar from BBMP also spoke on the occasion.