Sham urges for collective efforts to ensure TB free society: Sham
Jammu - The District Tuberculosis Centre Jammu today organised a function to mark 143rdBirth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, here today at RRL, Canal Road Jammu with huge participation of students.
The 63rd TB Seal Sale Campaign was also launched on the occasion.
The Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture . Sham Lal Sharma was the chief guest, who inaugurated the 63rd TB seal Sale Campaign.
Chairman TB Control Society Jammu and District Development Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma, Director Health Services, Jammu Dr. Madhu Khullar, Director Horticulture J. N. Sharma, Drug Controller Jammu . Satish Gupta, Vice Chairperson TB Association Prem Lata Bakshi, Deputy Director ISM Kashmir Singh, Deputy Director Central Dr. Baldev Raj Sharma, Medical Superintendents, CMOs, BMOs, doctors, Para-medicos, NGOs, Asha Workers, prominent citizen and students of various institutions were also present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said that Mahatma was on apostle of peace whose message of ahimsa and non-violence assumes greater relevance today when the world is faced with growing intolerance and violence. He said Today on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti of Mahatma we all bow our heads in respect to pay a tribute to father of the Nation and repeat our commitment to provide basic sanitary facilities to the poor and slum people.
Sham said that at this juncture, the most befitting tribute which can be paid to the father of Nation would be to re-invigorate and strengthen the bonds of communal harmony, brotherhood, amity and secular ethos, which are the essence of Gandhian values and philosophy.
Listing remarkable achievement in the health care and DOTs programme, the Minister said that with the sincere efforts of doctors and other medical staff massive improvement was witnessed in implementation of various central and state sponsored schemes. He said that modernization of health care and new technique in medical science is priority concern of the government.
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