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Ruby Jubilee Seminar 4 Awareness Programme on Tuberculosis at Loreto Convent Entally, Kolkata

On May 7, 2013, Seva Kendra Calcutta organized an awareness programme on Tuberculosis for Class VIII to XII students of the Loreto Convent Entally, Kolkata. Dr. Shiv Kumar Singh, District Tuberculosis Officer (DTO), Kolkata was invited as a resource person for this event.

Sr. Phyllis Morris, Principal of Loreto Convent Entally, Kolkata warmly welcomed Dr. Singh and the SKC team and thanked the SKC team for organizing the programme for the students. She also made the students aware of the great responsibility they have towards the well-being people.  

Dr. Singh began the session by giving an overview on Tuberculosis and the negative effects this dreadful disease can have on the society if it is left unchecked. He then informed the students about the many activities that are undertaken by the National Tuberculosis Control Society. He specifically highlighted that the goal of the 'Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme was 'Zero deaths from TB in my lifetime'. He also clarified the following:

  • Why is TB prevention a priority?
  • Spread of TB bacteria and infection
  • Symptoms of TB
  • Services available in Kolkata (Free check up,Medicine etc.)
  • How to avail of these services.

Students were challenged to reflect on what they can do to help prevent TB.  Many students interacted enthusiastically with the resource person and clarified many doubts and questions that they had in mind. It was an enriching experience for all of them. They were requested to use the knowledge they have gained for the welfare of their society.

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