Tuesday, 5 April 2011

TUBERCULOSIS: India: Rourkela Steel Plant has launched project for diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis patients

Mar 31,2011
Rourkela, Mar 31 (PTI) As a step to extend health care facilities to the poor and underprivileged in and around the steel city, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) has launched project 'Akshya" for diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis patients.The project was formally inaugurated by RSP Managing Director S N Singh at Ispat General Hospital (IGH), run by the steel plant here yesterday.Singh said the project will help in fighting the menace through a committed, planned and proactive appraoch based on the twin strategies of awareness and intervention.Presenting a total picture on tuberculosis, Singh said more than 13 million people around the world were suffering from an active infection. Almost 20 percent of the TB patients were Indians.Director Health and Medical Science Dr S K Mishra presented a list of initiatives being taken by the IGH for enhancing the quality of care and focussed on the ABC of patient care -- Attitude to serve, right body language and adequate communcation.

http://ibnlive.in.com/generalnewsfeed/news/rsp-launches-project-akshya-for-treatment-of-tuberculosis/631242.htm

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