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July 24, 2024 5:33 pm

Kapurthala bags Bronze Award for outstanding performance in eradicating TB

P S Walia
Kapurthala, November 14

Deputy Commissioner hails efforts of Health Officials- also asks to further strengthen activities against TB

In a rare feat, Kapurthala district bagged the Bronze award for outstanding performance in reducing the cases of Tuberculosis (TB) under the Punjab Government and National health mission to eradicate TB till 2025.

Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal while hailing the efforts of health officials and administration, said that Kapurthala has played a significant role by reducing nearly 20 % cases of TB with an aim to achieve the target set by the Punjab government for the eradication of TB by 2025.

He informed that Kapurthala district has been awarded by the Punjab government with Bronze medal, trophy and certificate under “Bronze Award”, which was a matter of pride for the entire district.

It is worth mentioning here that the performance of Kapurthala district has been described as outstanding by the Central TB Division at the national level for the efforts of Kapurthala administration in reducing TB cases by 20 percent.

He further said that receiving this prestigious award has given a great honour to the district administration and its residents besides inspiring them to make more serious efforts for the eradication of TB.

During the state level ceremony organized at MGSIPA Chandigarh, the award was received by Dr Meenakshi on behalf of district administration from Managing Director of National Health Mission Mr. Abhinav Trikha and Director Health and Family Welfare Department, Punjab Dr Ranjit Singh.

Prominent amongst others present on the occasion included Civil surgeon Dr. Gurinderbir Kaur and official of health department.

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