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TB Awareness Programme
Organised by the Department of Social and Behavioural Research (DSBR) - 27/02/2020

Awareness among Students :

A TB awareness programme was organized in Zamar Matriculation Higher Secondary School by the Department of Social and Behavioural Research-ICMR-NIRT on 27/02/2020. The programme aimed to enrich the knowledge of TB among school children. The main theme of the programme was:-

 What is TB?
 What is the cause of TB?          
 What are the symptoms?
 How it is transmitted?
 What are the preventive measures?
 Where to go for diagnosing and treatment?
 Is TB treatment free?
 Is TB curable?     
 Is TB hereditary?
 Who are at risk?

The programme began with welcome address given by Mrs. Chandra Suresh, followed by a brief dialogue on TB. Social Work students performed a street play on TB and then, animation movies on TB were also played for the students. A brief interaction was organised between the staff of ICMR-NIRT (DSBR) and the school students. The staff of ICMR-NIRT (DSBR) clarified all the doubts of students on TB. After completing all the formal events, Mr Murugesan P conducted an oral assessment on TB to know the effectiveness of the programme. It was very interesting to know that the students were able to give answers to the questions raised by the staff of ICMR-NIRT (DSBR).

Awareness for Commuters :

TB Awareness Programme was organized at Kilpauk Metro Station, Bus Stop, and Chetpet Railway Station by the Department of Social and Behavioural Research-ICMR-NIRT along with the Intern students from Mercy College, Palakkad, Kerala, on 26 th and 28 th February, 2020. The campaign was organised to create awareness among the commuters about TB. The programme was inaugurated by Dr Srikanth Prasad Tripathy, Scientist G' & Director-in-charge of ICMR-National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT). ICMR-NIRT (DSBR) staff and Intern students approached the public randomly and gave smiley badges, badges with END-TB note along with the pamphlets which describe the treatment of TB. ICMR-NIRT (DSBR) staff and intern students delivered a brief message to the commuters individually on TB-cause, spread, symptoms, where TB is diagnosed and treated and the fact that TB is curable. They also gave a brief on preventive measures and the need to treat TB patients with dignity, as anyone who breath air is at risk for TB. Through this programme, more than 100 commuters were benefitted and aware about TB including Auto Drivers, Street Vendors, school-going students, Office Staff, etc. The programme provided a great opportunity to demystify the public myths and misconceptions about TB.

 

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TB Awareness Campaign
03rd March-2020

As part of TB Awareness Campaign, NIRT-Vellore sub centre at Government Vellore Medical College & Hospital in Adukkamparai organised two TB awareness camps : on 03rd March-2020 for Indian bank employees, GVMCH Branch and on 6th March 2020 for the housekeeping staff and Patients at the ART PLUS Centre, GVMCH. Around 30 Patients and 60 staff members including Bank manager & Manager of housekeeping attended the camp. NIRT Medical Officer and Staff gave a talk on TB, Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus covering various topics including early symptoms and signs, prevention measures etc. Emphasis was also placed on the need to adhere to medication and regular check-up. Importance of nutritious diet, exercise and avoidance of smoking and alcohol were also emphasized. Following this, participant interactive session was also organised to clarify any doubts regarding TB, hypertension and Diabetes mellitus. Blood pressure and Blood sugar were also tested for the Bank and housekeeping staff participating in the camp.


 

 

TB Awareness Camp at Vellore
20/02/2020 - 21/02/2020

On the occasion of World TB Day-2020, NIRT-Vellore sub-centre at Government Vellore Medical College & Hospital in Adukamparai organised two camps on 20th and 21st February, 2020. On 20th February 2020, TB awareness camp was held for the staff of Adukkamparai Panchayath Office in their premises and on 21st February 2020, a similar camp was organised for the staff of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board sub-station at Sathumadurai. In both the camps about 80 staff members including AEE and AE attended. Medical Officer and Staff of ICMR-NIRT delivered talks on TB, Hypertension and Diabetes mellitus covering various topics including early symptoms and signs, prevention measures, etc. Emphasis was also placed on the need to adhere to medication and regular check-up. Importance of nutritious diet, exercise and avoidance of smoking and alcohol was also emphasized. Following the lecture, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Height and Weight details for participants were collected. A participant interactive session was also organised to clarify queries and doubts of the participants.

 

 

 

TB day awareness program

Date: 11.02.2020
Venue: Venba Trust,Tailoring unit, Washermenpet, Chennai.
No of Participants: 26

As a part of World TB Day Observation, the Department of Social and Behavioural Research, ICMR-NIRT had planned to reach the unreached population through awareness program using different methods and gadgets.

They had planned to conduct awareness program in different areas to cover different communities for a full month prior to World TB Day (24 th March, 2020). They initiated the TB Awareness Program at Thondiarpet, North Chennai.

TB awareness talk:

As a part of the TB Awareness Program, Ms Chandra Suresh presented her talk on the basic facts of Tuberculosis; she explained the TB spreading modes, the parts which are and which are not affected by TB Bacterium, etc. Then she explained about the diagnosis and prognosis methods of TB, and she also provided information to prevent Tuberculosis.

 
  Villupaattu:

As a special agenda, Villupaattu was organized for the awareness program. It was conducted and demonstrated by Mr. Murugesan (Senior Technical Officer) and his team members in a traditional method. Most of the participants actively participated and interacted in it; lots of questions were raised by the audience and all the questions were clarified by the team.

Documentary movie:

Kanne Kanmaniye, an excellent documentary movie about Tuberculosis was played subsequently, which was enjoyed by the participants. The participants showed more interest and involvement in this documentary film, which they were very keenly watching. It was really an effective tool to reach the illiterate people too as it effectively showed the impact of TB.

 

Doubt clarification:

Doubt clarification session was conducted at the end of the program. Ms. Chandra Suresh and Ms. Kalaiselvi handled the doubt clarification session wherein participants were actively raising their questions and getting their doubts clarified.

Vote of Thanks:
As a final agenda of the program, vote of thanks was delivered by Mr.Murugesan.

 

 

 


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