Indian Development Foundation (IDF), along with specialists from Gremaltes Hospital and in association with Tamilnad Mercantile bank, Indian Overseas Bank & Bisleri Pvt. Ltd. organised an awareness exhibition on World TB Day, to educate passengers passing through Central station at Chennai. Mr. Balasubramani - Station Superintendent, Chennai Central Railway Station inaugurated the TB awareness exhibition.
“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.
Many people received an awareness pamphlet and good number of them dropped in to read the charts on display in the main waiting hall of the station.
Mrs. R. Rajammal, 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, Bharathidasan Scout Group Chennai District, JRD Tata Scout Group Perambur and team from Gremaltes Hospital and other partners.