TB Warriors felicitated by the Health Department

A special animation film has been produced for public awareness about TB which was screened during the programme. Through this film, the department intends to create awareness and garner attention to the disease.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisioned to make Mumbai TB-free along with India by 2025. And to ensure this vision, Mumbai Municipal officer along with its staff and doctors have worked hard since 2017. As a result, the workers were felicitated by Health Department for their efforts.


Tuberculosis is a disease that can occur to anyone. Therefore, many programmes have been implemented by private and government hospitals. In order to curb the disease and eradicate it, the programmes should be executed on an immediate basis.” Head of TB Control Department, Dr. Daksha Shah.


A special animation film has been produced for TB public awareness which was screened during the programme. Through this film, the department intends to create awareness and garner attention to the disease. In addition, banners and posters have been mounted at bus stations as well as railway stations. Radio channels spread awareness for public interest regarding the disease to lead to TB-free Mumbai.

The main objective of this programme was to felicitate those who work under the TB Warriors for a TB-free Mumbai. They were especially appreciated during this programme and were given certificates as a token of appreciation.

A TB Lab will be started soon at Sion Hospital. The drug, Bedyakulin, will now be available everywhere. Only those who need this drug will be provided with it. Air Infection Control Project is also being implemented which will help control the bacteria in the air. 

People and doctors are being guided through this programme. So far, 100 sessions have been organised under this programme and 2,000 medical and paramedical doctors have been guided under it.

The event was attended by Dr. P. Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, Municipal Corporation, Nayar Hospital Dean Dr. Ramesh Bharmal, Deputy Executive Health Officer Dr. Mangala Gomare, Dr. Daksha Shah, Head of TB Control Department and Sion Hospital Dean Dr. Jayashree Mondkar was also present.

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