Jammu: To commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India is organizing World TB Day on Wednesday to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB. The theme of this year’s World TB Day is ‘The Clock is Ticking’ which conveys the message that the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB, made by global leaders.
During the event, an award ceremony shall be held, where the States / UTs will be awarded in four categories for their outstanding contributions for progress towards TB free status.
The efforts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for control of Tuberculosis has been appreciated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as Jammu and Kashmir shall receive two awards under Category 1 and Category 4 during the event.
In category 1 at district level, District Budgam has been selected as TB free district in the country and shall be awarded during the event for more than 80% reduction in TB incidences from 2015 baseline. In category 4 in district level, district Udhampur shall be awarded bronze medal for more than 20% reduction in TB incidence from 2015 baseline.
Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo has congratulated the teams working in Health & Medical Education Department for the outstanding progress made towards TB free status and appreciated them for this recognition.