ABBOTABAD: Provincial TB Control Program Health Department organized a Tuberculosis (TB) awareness walk at Regnal Director General Hazara Division Office, Abbottabad to mark the world TB day.
On this occasion, Reginal Director General Health Department Hazara Division Dr Shah Faisal Khanzada said that TB was a serious public health concern and drug resistance of TB cases was on rise in Pakistan. He also said that early diagnosis along with appropriate and complete treatment was the most effective way to prevent the disease.
Dr Khanzada said that the government was providing free of cost diagnostic and treatment facilities. He emphasized that awareness programmers can minimize the risk of disease and stigma in the society.
All the health department staff, students of Medical Colleges, senior officers of the district health office and provincial TB control program representatives participated in the awareness walk.