World Tuberculosis Day” observed at DMCH

3 districts of Punjab acknowledged for carrying out activities to eliminate Tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day” observed at DMCH

Ludhiana: To commemorate the “World Tuberculosis Day”. Department of Microbiology DMCH organized awareness quiz for MBBS Batch 2019 and poster competition for Nursing & Paramedical students. The theme of World tuberculosis day for this year 2021 is “Clock is Ticking”.

Dr Veenu Gupta (Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology) stated that despite being preventable and curable disease, TUBERCULOSIS is world’s top infectious killer. Tuberculosis is an important public health problem & its control poses a major challenge. It requires multipronged approach for early case detection and appropriate treatment. Advanced diagnostic facilities for tuberculosis are available in Microbiology department like automated TB culture (MGIT), PCR, based tests CBNAAT and LPA. Faculty (Dr Deepinder Chhina, Dr Rama Gupta & Dr Jyoti Chaudhary) and residents of Microbiology department coordinated the event.

Secretary of DMCH Managing Society Sh Prem Kumar Gupta and Principal Dr Sandeep Puri lauded the efforts of Department of Microbiology in organizing sensitization programme.

Results of Poster Competition are as under: In MBBS Students category, 1st prize was shared by Achintya Kathpal, Brahmleen Kaur and Ishita Gupta. Nursing Students Pavittar and Simran got 1st prize  and Charnapreet of Para Medical category won the award.  

Meanwhile, on World Tuberculosis Day today, three districts of Punjab including Nawanshahar, Fatehgarh Sahib and Kapurthala are being awarded with BRONZE medals for carrying out activities to eliminate ‘Tuberculosis’ completely in their respective districts by year 2025. This information was confirmed by Dr Sarit Sharma who is the Professor of Community Medicine in DMCH Ludhiana and State coordinator for the TB elimination verification survey conducted in these 3 districts. He told that a team of consultants including besides him, Dr (Mrs) Anurag Chaudhary & Dr Mahesh Satija from DMCH Ludhiana and Dr Jasleen Kaur from Government Medical College, Amritsar conducted this survey during February-March 2021. 
According to Dr Sarit Sharma, a total of 74 districts across India were considered for these awards of which 35 were selected.