In an effort to create awareness and outline measures to prevent tuberculosis (TB), a seminar was conducted here on Sunday.
Organised by Rotary Club of Salem Midtown (RCSMT) and Indian Medical Association, Salem Branch, a seminar on tuberculosis saw speakers stressing the importance of preventing TB.
On the rise
Speakers said that TB is on the rise in the country and Multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an emerging problem of great importance to public health because of increased incidence of HIV.
Hence the seminar had been organised to create awareness among nursing students, members of the public and Rotarians.
G. Vedamoorthy of Vinayaka Missions Hi Tech Hospital spoke on the possibility of TB in the current generation, Suresh, Deputy Director Tuberculosis, Salem, spoke on the prevalence of and self protection measures against occurrence of TB.
R. Sukumar, president, IMA, Salem Branch, spoke on the purpose of the seminar and N. Asoka, Rotary District chairman was the chief guest at the function.
R. Selvarangan, president of RCSMT gave the welcome address.
K. Anilkumar, Secretary of RCSMT proposed a vote of thanks. Organising secretary S. Ashok also spoke.