Bemetara: Health Fair in Sagona, celebration of Nikshay Diwas
Oath administered to citizens for eradication of T.B.
Under the Ayushman Bharat and Health Wellness Center, according to the instructions of Bemetara Collector and District Magistrate Mr. Padum Singh Alma and under the guidance of Chief Medical and Health Officer Dr. G.L. Tandon, Nodal Officer Dr. K.Sahu, and Nodal Officer of National Tuberculosis Eradication Program, a health fair called Amrit Mahotsav was celebrated in Wellness Center Sagona. On this occasion, it has been decided that the 14th of every month is to be celebrated as Nikshay Diwas. In the event, common people were given information regarding the symptoms and diagnosis/treatment of T.B. Additionally, under Tuberculosis Prevent Therapy (TPT), medicines are to be administered to people living with patients afflicted by T.B. at their homes so that people living near T.B. patients are protected from this disease.
It is noteworthy that if a person suffering from T.B. (sputum-positive patient) doesn’t get proper treatment in time, they might infect and afflict 10 to 15 people in a year. The human being is a social animal and works for his livelihood in society, that is why one should help people suffering from T.B. by providing them information about its diagnosis, treatment, required diet, etc. Anyone can help a person suffering from T.B. It was told at the health fair that this disease cannot be eradicated completely without the contribution of everyone in society. That is why everyone should contribute to the campaign run by the State Government in all villages for eradicating T.B. An oath was administered to people for eliminating the T.B. disease in Chhattisgarh by the end of the year 2023. The Senior Treatment Supervisor from Saja Mr. Puran Anand, Community Health Officer Ms. Chanchal Sahu, ANM Dayawanti Nishad, Mitanin sisters Mamta Thakur, Chameli Vishwakarma, villagers of Sagona, and schoolchildren were present on the occasion.