SMVDCoN observes the ‘World Tuberculosis Day'

KATRA: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing (SMVDCoN) observed the ‘World Tuberculosis Day'.

The students were successful in highlighting that as against 5 cases in the western countries, the incidence rate of tuberculosis (TB) in India is estimated at more than 200 cases per year per lakh population. Each day, nearly 4500 people world wide lose their lives even while the Tuberculosis is preventable and curable disease.

On the occasion, the Student-Nurses Association of SMVDCoN organized an essay writing competition in which a good number of B.Sc. Nursing students participated, in the presence of Administrator, Principal, Faculty Members and student-organisers

Dr (Brig) Man Mohan Harjai, Administrator SMVDCoN stated that TB is a deadly disease and ranks amongst the top ten leading causes of death worldwide. He emphasized that to effectively combat TB, it is important for all students to become a part of the global movement; the theme for 2019 of which is- 'It's time'. The theme aims to emphasize the urgency to act on the commitment made to treat 40 million people affected by TB by 2022, rid the world from TB, and to stay dedicated by taking timely action.

With the active participation of SMVDCoN students, the TB awareness messages were also dissimated to the patients / attendants visiting the SMVDNSH hospital, with the aim of imparting knowledge on all relevant aspects of the disease such as importance of early diagnosis and regular treatment of the disease.

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