World TB Day observed

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—Pakistan Chest Society, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Thursday arranged a seminar regarding World TB Day at Lady Reading Hospital Auditorium. Chest and TB specialists/medical specialist and trainee medical officers participated at the seminar. Presentation had been arranged regarding the symptom, diagnosis, treatment and prevention specially the MDR TB.
Provincial Coordination Dr. Maqsood Ali presented the Annual Report of 2015 related to TB patients registered for the free treatment in all the districts of the province. Prof. Dr. Arshad Javed, Head of Pulmonologist Department and Chest Physician gave his presentation regarding the multi drug resistance tuberculosis, its causes of increasing in the province.
He gave a de-tail of the Multi Drug Resistance Treatment Centre working at the Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar. Along with this Pakistan Chest Society has arranged other activity as lecture to the medical students, quiz session and walk at the Khyber Medical College Peshawar and Press Conference at Press Club Peshawar.
Other awareness activities for general public was also arranged at the regional level in other districts of the province especially at Abbottabad jointly by the Pakistan Chest Society and Provincial TB Centre Programme. Banners were displayed at the teaching hospital with the WHO theme “Unite to End TB” to give the positive message to the people and whole society regarding the TB, its courses and prevention to overcome the burden of TB patients in the country.

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