Learning to Tackle Tuberculosis
Youth from Madhya Pradesh’s Panna and Vidisha districts received training in tackling Tuberculosis (TB), as part of a four-day workshop in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The workshop was conducted by Dhaatri in collaboration with Mumbai’s PATH (People’s Association for Training and Health) organisation, which has been working on TB for the past four decades in the city’s underprivileged areas.
A total of eight youngsters from the two districts in Madhya Pradesh gained comprehensive knowledge about the disease, its effect on the human body, the treatment and medication required by patients, and the myths related to it.
During the course of the workshop, the youth visited TB patients and a DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short-course) centre, to learn more about monitoring and tracking the medication of patients.
Tribal communities in Panna and Vidisha, who mostly depend on mine labour as their lands and forests have been destroyed by illegal mining, suffer a high incidence of diseases like TB and silicosis.
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