ATCF activities under RNTCP launched

YINGKIONG, Jan 18: Upper Siang DC (in-charge) Gyabo Pertin launched the active tuberculosis case finding (ATCF) activities under the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP) at the government girls’ residential school here on Friday.
District TB Officer Dr Ahik Miyu informed that trained health staffs will conduct house-to-house screening for TB among target populations in the district, with the primary objective of detecting TB cases early in order to initiate treatment promptly.
Pertin in his address said the people’s attitude towards TB, as well as management of TB cases, have changed over the years.
He urged the students to “correctly share their relevant personal health information with the health staff for maximum benefit.”
The students and teachers of the school were screened for TB on the inaugural day of the programme, which is being undertaken by the District Health Society. (DIPRO)