Bageshwar. Under the Prime Minister’s TB-free India campaign, a meeting was held in the district auditorium under the chairmanship of District Magistrate Reena Joshi, in which the District Magistrate expressed happiness over the adoption of 16 TB patients by nine Nikshay friends in the district. Appealed to become more free-living friends. Said that she would adopt a patient in the district. District Magistrate Reena Joshi said that a target has been set to make Uttarakhand TB free by 2024, under which TB patients can be volunteered by public representatives, political parties, cooperatives, education department, NGOs and interested citizens by becoming Nikshay Mitras. TB patients will be adopted and assisted in their additional nutrition, screening and treatment. He said that nutrition along with treatment is very important in curing TB disease, so he has appealed to all to participate in TB eradication by adopting TB patients.
He instructed the Chief Medical Officer that he would monitor the distribution of nutrition kits so that TB patients could get nutrition kits on time. In the meeting, Ni-Kshya Mitra District Magistrate Reena Joshi one, District Panchayat President Basanti Dev three, District Panchayat Vice President Naveen Parihar five, MLA Kapkot Suresh Gadia one, Elder Chief Harish Mehra two, District Panchayat member Harish Aithani, Chief Development Officer Sanjay Singh, District Development Officer Sangeeta Arya and District Information Officer Govind Singh Bisht adopted one TB patient each. Additional Chief Medical Officer Dr. NS Tolia informed that 230 registered TB patients are undergoing treatment in the district, out of which 173 patients have agreed to take help. Additional Chief Medical Officer Dr Harish Pokharia, General Manager Industries GP Durgapal, District Program Officer Anulekha Bisht, AR Cooperative ML Verma, Fulfillment Inspection Bablu Pandey and employees of the Health Department were present in the meeting.