SRINAGAR: The world has a lot of reasons of smile about today on World T.B Day 2013. About 51 million people have been covered world over, 20 million lives have been saved in the past 16 years. The mortality has gone down by 41 percent since 1990.
It was stated in the World T.B Day commemoration District Tuberculosis Centre, Srinagar in collaboration with NSS Wing of Amar Singh College, Srinagar today.
Director, Health Services, Kashmir, Dr. Saleem-ur-Rehman who was the chief guest and Principal, Amar Singh College, Srinagar, Mr. M.Y. Peerzada inaugurated the function. Besides, State T.B. Officer, Kashmir, Dr. G.A Wani, DTO, Srinagar, Medical Superintendent, Doctors, NGOs, Medical Officers of T.B. Centres, Health Officer, SMC, Srinagar and workers of Dot Centres of district Srinagar participated.
On this occasion, the Director Health Services Kashmir appreciated the role of NGOs particularly Voluntarily Health Association in making people aware about the pros and cons of T.B. disease.
State T.B. Officer and District T.B. Officer also spoke on the occasion.