Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI) under “project Axshya” conducted awareness cum sensitization programme in Mon town on June 8 and 9 at St. Mary’s High School and Sub- Jail respectively. The resource persons for the programme were Dr. Imyangluba, DTO and Chenirao, STS.
At St. Mary’s High School, Dr. Imyangluba highlighted on the different types of TB, the sign and symptoms, means of communicating the disease, vulnerable section, care and control, prevention and treatment.
He also spoke on the dangers and complication involved in DR-TB and MDR-TB and further encouraged the student community and the faculty to come forward and avail the facilities and schemes of both RNTCP and CHAI.
Chenirao, STS emphasized on the facilities and provisions available under RNTCP and also made the inmates and the staff of Sub-Jail Mon aware of the disease.
An open interactive session was also incorporated so as to enable the inmates to address the difficulty they face in availing the facility of RNTCP and that the CHAI can supplement RNTCP through their program.
He further acknowledged the schemes of CHAI like sputum collection and retrieval of defaulters which can be availed by the inmates.
Also speaking at the programme, Peter Patton district coordinator CHAI said the purpose of targeting these sections of population was because they were vulnerable to retract contagious disease like Tuberculosis and had high chances of getting infected if proper knowledge of TB was not disseminated to them.