Awareness programme organized on World TB Day
ALIGARH March 25: The Urban Health Training Centre, Department of Community Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University organized an awareness programme on the World TB Day 2017 being observed with the theme "Unite to End Tb: Leave No One Behind".
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, Prof Mohammad Shameem, Chairman, Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases, emphasized the need for inter-sectorial coordination to combat TB. He said that although the incidence of TB had decreased, there was an alarming increase in drug resistance from TB.
Highlighting the symptoms of the disease, Prof Shameem said that a regular occurrence of chest infection, severe cough, fever, night sweats, weakness, loss of appetite could be causes of Tuberculosis and the affected person must consult a physician for early treatment.
He thanked Dr. Ali Jafar Abdi, Incharge of the Centre for providing facilities to the patients and the community at large.
A good number of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Department of Community Medicine and common people were provided basic information about the disease and remedies for its cure through a series of group discussions and plays organized by the Interns.
Dr. Fazlur Rehman, Dr. Saira Mehnaz, Dr. Salman Shah, Dr. Nafis Faizi and Dr. Suboohi attended the programme and spoke on the disease.
While proposing a vote of thanks, Prof. Anees Ahmed thanked Prof. Najam Khalique, Chairman and senior teachers Prof Ali Amir and Prof. Athar Ansari for their support and cooperation. He also appreciated the work of Interns, PGs and Para medical staff for their efforts in making the programme a success.
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