25-Mar-2015: J N Medical College's Department of Pediatrics with Pulmonology and Infectious Diseases Clinic is observing the 'World Tuberculosis Day' with the theme of "Reach, Treat and Cure Everyone."
Organized by the In-charge of ID and Pulmonology Clinic, Dr Farzana K Beig, the 'World Tuberculosis Day' observation also had a 'Health check up and Health Education' camp jointly organized by JNMC's Department of Community Medicine, Department of TB and Respiratory Diseases and Resident Doctors Association (RDA) at Madrasa Al-Hasmat Academy, Shahanshabad in Aligarh.
The Chairman of Department of Community Medicine Professor Najam Khalique, who has been recently awarded by Uttar Pradesh Governor Shri Ram Naik for his outstanding contribution in Preventive and Social Medicine, inaugurated the Camp.
While addressing during the program, Prof Khalique talked about the importance of awareness, early diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.
Prof Khalique informed that since the sputum positive cases are infectious and can carry the risk of transmitting diseases and tuberculosis itself is evolving into more ominous drug-resistant varieties, several reports address Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR TB) and Extensively Drug-Resistant TB (XDR TB) are responsible for an estimated 480, 000 new cases in 2013.
Stating that Prof Robert Koch on March 24 in 1882 discovered the causative agent of TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, RDA president Dr Tabish informed that nearly two million cases out of world's 9.4 million TB cases happen in India. "Around 55 percent of TB cases in India are sputum positive which leaves us with a burden of 1/5th of the global and 2/3rd of South Asian TB cases," said Dr Tabish.
JNMC Assistant Prof Dr Anees Ahmad said that around three million T B patients globally fail every year to get treatment and with these camps we can treat some of those people who fail to get treated.
Medical Officer In-charge of UHTC Dr Subohi said that with the 'World TB Day' observations, we are expecting to raise the treatments rates of T B patients in India.
The organizers of the camp have also informed that so far more than 300 patients with different health problems have appeared for check-ups in the camp. "Besides treating them, we are trying to educate people turning to our camp about ways to fight TB," said Dr Subohi.
Inaugurated by Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof Shah Jahan Bano, the 'World T B Day' observation also held a quiz and a poster competition.
While, Anjum Siddiqui won the first prize in the quiz competition, Mohd Baqar Abbas and Sushmita Varshny won the second and the third prizes.
The team which won the poster competition included Madhav, Priyanka, Noha and Sana. While the team of Yusra, Jamal, Navini Garg and Shubra won the second prize, the team of Urooj Najmi and Gati Sharma won the third prize.
Prof S Manazir Ali, Dr Kamran Afzal, Dr Zeeba Z Rab, Dr Uzma Firdous, Dr Kashif Ali, Dr Ayesha Ahmad, and Dr Shaad Abqari attended the program.
Related PicturesProf. Najam Khalique inaugurating the TB Camp at Shahanshahbad