Two districts of Assam bag ' Bronze Medal' in TB free drive

Assam Health minister Keshab Mahanta was awarded in Delhi by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for his dedicated services

Kamrup Metro and Darrang district of Assam bagged the "Bronze" medal in the recent evaluation of Sub-National Certification towards "TB Free Status" in India. These two districts have been able to reduce the TB incidence rate by 20% in 2021 compared to 2015.
On the occasion of "World TB Day", 24th March'2022, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India conferred the award in New Delhi in the presence of Honorable Health Minster of Assam, Keshab Mahanta. On the occasion of World TB Day, the State TB Cell, Assam in collaboration with its partner organizations organized a motor-cycle rally on 24th March 2022 from the Directorate of Health Services, Hengrabari, Guwahati.
A rally being taken out in account of the World TB Day
Image: A rally being taken out in account of the World TB Day
The rally covering around 200 kilometres was flagged off by Mr S Borah, IPS, DCP, East Guwahati along with Director of Health Services Dr N. Lalsim and Dr R. Basumatroy, additional director of Directorate of Health Service, Assam.
So far, a total of 38102 TB patients was diagnosed in the year 2021 with an 83 per cent treatment success rate
The participants of the rally comprising of health workers and TB champions participated in an advocacy meeting with Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup, Joint Director of Health Services Kamrup including elected representatives of the district. After the meeting, the bike rally moved towards the Nalbari district to participate in a public meeting with private providers, religious leaders and elected representatives.
To showcase the reduction of the stigma on Tuberculosis, the rally participants also participated in a friendly football match with TB Champions (cured TB patients) in Mushalpur of Baksa district. So far, a total of 38102 TB patients was diagnosed in the year 2021 with an 83 per cent treatment success rate. To support nutrition of TB patients monthly Rs. 500/- has been given to 27528 TB patients during the year 2021.
Moments of the rally being flagged off
Image: Moments of the rally being flagged off
To achieve TB elimination by 2025 in the state, the World TB Day activities this year focused to get support from elected representatives, religious leaders along private providers.



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