Helping India to become TB FREE

The Rotary India National TB Control Committee, in partnership with The UNION for Tuberculosis and Lung diseases, has joined hands with the Government of India in its effort to make India TB-free by 2025.

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With the help of a Global Grant from The Rotary Foundation, RC Madras South West and RC Madras Central of RI District 3232, Chennai, in partnership with RC Fairhope of RI District 6880 Alabama, US, a mobile van equipped to screen patients for tuberculosis, a disease which takes a life every three minutes in India, has been provided.

Past President Dr Hisamuddin Papa, a member of the Rotary India National TB Control Committee, organised a meeting in Chennai for the formal launch of a health camp using the mobile screening van. Over 150 policemen were screened during this event and PRIDs Ashok Mahajan and P T Prabhakar graced the event.

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