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TB control programme

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KOCHI: The District Administration has evolved a major campaign strategy aimed at early detection, cure and total eradication of tuberculosis under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme.

The programme has been sponsored by the World Health Organisation and Stop TB Programme. It will be implemented in India, Bangladesh and Kenya. The programme has failed to take off in Kenya and Bangladesh due to initial hitches and the world body has now focused its attention on India for the pilot implementation of the programme.

The campaign strategy adopted by the district administration includes bringing out of posters to spread messages on precautionary measures against TB and hoisting specially designed ensigns at small centres in the district. The programme will commence on January 12.

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