Sunday, March 24, 2013

World TB Day 2013 - TB Awareness Exhibition at Chennai Central Railway Station

Indian Development Foundation (IDF), along with specialists from Gremaltes Hospital organised an awareness exhibition on World TB Day, to educate passengers passing through Central station at Chennai.

“You can treat people with TB normally; you can hug them, talk to them and give them moral support. TB is completely curable if diagnosed in time, but it is important that you complete the entire course of antibiotics,” explained the student, highlighting the threat of multi-drug resistant TB, caused mainly due to discontinuation of antibiotic course. 

While 10,000 people received an awareness pamphlet, at least 20 per cent of them dropped in to read the charts on display in the main waiting hall of the station. Mrs. R. Rajammal, Asst. Leader Trainer (Guides),  Mrs. Padma Balakumar, Guide captain from K.V. No.2, Mr. Sreeram and Mr. Sathyamurthy from IDF co-ordinated the entire even in collaboration with IDF team, social ambassadors, students from Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Tambaram and team from Gremaltes Hospital.

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