JNMC observes World TB Day with RNTCP training programme and CME
Aligarh, March 29: The Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University observed the World TB Day?2018 with the ?Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program? (RNTCP) in which a training programme and a CME was organised for resident doctors and faculty members.
Inaugurating the programme, Prof S C Sharma (Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal, JNMC) pointed out that TB might be dangerous, but it is curable. While urging doctors to actively participate in RNTCP, Prof Sharma added that let us move forward to curb TB.
Prof Zuber Ahmad (Programme Director and Organising Chairman) who is also the Vice Chairman of RNTCP Task Force and TB Programme In-Charge, JNMC said that new techniques such as LPA and CBNAAT are very effective not only in diagnosis of tuberculosis but also in MDR-TB.
Prof Haris M Khan (Medical Superintendent) said that JNMC provides all TB investigations free of cost to patients. He added that JNMC has updated and state-of-art DR-TB ward, LPA lab and CBNAAT lab.
Prof Rakesh Bhargav discussed details of X-Ray diagnosis of TB, while Prof Farzana K Beg (Chairperson, Department of Paediatrics) spoke on diagnosis and treatment of TB in children.
Dr AP Bhaskar (DTO Aligarh) said that the Government of India is committed to eradicate TB by 2025 and soon every TB patient will be given Rs 500 for nutrition and Rs 1000 will be given to the person, who informs about a TB patient.
Dr Amit Pandey (WHO consultant of RNTCP) talked about RNTCP guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of drug sensitive and drug resistant TB.
Dr Ummul Baneen (Organizing Secretary) proposed the vote of thanks, while Dr Imrana Masood conducted the program.
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Related PicturesProf Zuber Ahmad at the RNTCP programme