Swami Rama Himalayan University Adopts 300 patients under TB-free India campaign

Facility of treatment and check-up will be given along with nutrition for one year

Dehradun, 13 May: Swami Rama Himalayan University has adopted three hunDr.ed patients under the Prime Minister's TB-free India campaign run by the Government of India. These patients will be supported in treatment and investigation including nutrition.

Inaugurating the campaign on Saturday, Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana said that the institute has set a target of adopting 1000 TB patients. 300 TB patients will be given high protein nutrition kit every month for one year. Along with this, cooperation will also be given in the treatment and examination of these patients.

Rural Development Institute, Department of Community Medicine and Department of Respiratory and Chest Diseases will jointly conduct this program. This program will be run by the University in collaboration with this organization for health care of TB patients throughout the year.

Along with this, he underlined how the common man can contribute to TB-free India under the Ni-Kshaya Mitra scheme. He called upon everyone to make this program a success. Vice-Chancellor Dr. Vijender Chauhan said that TB-free India cannot be achieved by hospitals alone. For this, social institutions, individuals and experts will have to come forward and contribute. Speaking on the need of nutrition, he said that we cannot make India TB free with medicines without nutrition.

Deputy District Medical Officer Dr. Chandan Singh Rawat praised the university for its participation in this program and talked about providing expected cooperation. Dr. Rajeev Bijlwan, Deputy Director of Rural Development Department thanked everyone. He informed that under the campaign, 50 TB patients from Doiwala, 150 from Rishikesh and 100 from Bahadarabad will be provided nutrition, treatment and check-up facilities in the first phase.

Earlier in the program, Chancellor Dr. Vijay Dhasmana distributed high protein nutrition kit to TB patients. On this occasion, Dr. Jayanti Semwal, Dr. Rakhi Khanduri, Lakshmi and Hemlata threw light on other aspects of the program.