Health Awareness Drive: World Tuberculosis Day

Posted on March 25th, 2019 @ 08:32pm

In India, each year, approx. 220,000 deaths are reported due to Tuberculosis. This public health problem is the worlds largest tuberculosis epidemic. India bears a disproportionately large burden of the worlds tuberculosis rates, as it continues to be the biggest health problem in India. It remains one of the largest on Indias health and wellness scale. India is the highest TB burden country with World Health Organization (WHO) statistics for 2011 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 9.6 million cases. 

As a part of National Mission to eradicate TB out of India by 2025 and considering a wide range of healthcare responsibilities, a Pharmacist is entrusted with, students of School of Pharmacy, RK University, prepared and distributed health awareness newsletters regarding symptoms, diagnosis, prevention & treatment of TB on 24th March, 2019, at Race Course Ring Road, Bhaktinagar circle, Sorathiyawadi circle, Chandra Shekhar Azad garden, etc. The international theme for this year was: Its Time.

Apart from various public places at Rajkot, students also shared this information with students of different schools, other places like medical stores, hospitals. With association of Dr. Prashant Ganatra, BAMS, DVV, the newsletter and information were also shared with patients of Pulse diagnosis camp at Upleta.

Students also displayed pamphlets across RK University. The awareness drive generated a lot of interest and received a wonderful response from the public.

Student participants...

  • Ishan Gupta
  • Kishan Karia
  • Sagar Popat
  • Pravina Maru
  • Vivek Joshi
  • Jay Pambhar
  • Parth Saun
  • Priyank Sakhiya
  • Ishita Chotaliya
  • Neha Fafdiya
  • Vivek Tank
  • Anjali Patadiya
  • Suman Borasadiya
  • Prijesh Goswami

Through these drives since last four years, School of Pharmacy, RK University, has been a pioneer in highlighting the importance of Pharma profession to the public. The health awareness drive is co-ordinated by Mr. Tejas Ganatra, Associate Professor.