Create awareness on TB: DC

ZIRO, Aug 8: Lower Subansiri DC Chukhu Takar has asked the members of the District Tuberculosis Forum (DTBF) to create awareness on TB and help promote hygienic living in order to eliminate the disease.
The DC was chairing a meeting of the DTBF here on Thursday.
Exhorting the members to support and guide TB patients, he said, “Alienating these patients is not the solution to eliminate the disease. Rather, proper counselling and timely medication of TB patients will accelerate elimination of the disease from the state.”
District Tuberculosis Officer Dr Hage Nibo made a PowerPoint presentation on the TB scenario in the district, and highlighted the roles and responsibilities of the DTBF members.
Several cured TB patients shared their stories, and gave assurance that they would motivate other TB patients.
DMO Dr Tage Kanno also spoke. (DIPRO)