Port Blair, Mar 20: The District Administration, South Andaman through District Health Society will be celebrating World Tuberculosis Day on 24th March 2023 with the theme “YES! WE CAN END TB” under National TB Elimination Programme with the concept of Prevention, Awareness & Treatment (PAT). In this connection following activities will be conducted under South Andaman district such as, Flash Mob/ Street Play at the prominent places of South Andaman, Double Wicket Cricket Knockout Match at Choudhary Pahad Ground, Bambooflat with the theme of “TB Harega Desh Jeetega” on 22.03.2023 and Bike Rally from Deputy Commissioner’s Office, South Andaman to Flag Point with the theme of “Yes! We Can End TB” on 24.03.2023.
Interested participants for the Double Wicket Cricket Knockout Match have been requested to register themselves in the web link of the District Administration, South Andaman @http://db.and.inc.in/cricketmatch by 21st March 2023. Further, the link for registration to participate in the bike rally will be shared in due course.
The general public are also requested that to prevent themselves and their families by following necessary precautionary steps to avoid TB and know about the symptoms of TB and if anyone having symptoms like “persistent cough, chest pain, fatigue, fever, blood in cough, weight loss and night sweats” they may get themselves tested & treated at nearest health centers.