Sindh takes steps to fight against tuberculosis: Dr. Azra Pechuho

Karachi, March 29, 2019 (PPI-OT): Provincial Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho has said that time has come to eradicate Tuberculosis in Sindh and Sindh government has taken many steps to fight against TB. This she said while addressing as a chief guest at a seminar commemorating World TB day here in a local hotel. The seminar was organized by Stop Tb Partnership Pakistan, Mercy Corps, and BRIDGE Consultants to address an important area of “Preparing fresh medical graduates to contribute to End TB in Pakistan.”

The welcome speech was given by Vice chairman Stop TB Dr. Sharaf Ali Shah. An overview and situational analysis was given by Stop Tb senior consultant Dr. Syed Karam shah. Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho reiterated the importance of developing multi-sectoral responsibility framework to end TB in line with the agreement signed by the member states at United Nations General Assembly High Level TB Meeting held on 26th September, 2018.

She added that the core issue of TB needs to be addressed through multi-pronged approach through Bio social model .She added that the Health care system to be devolved at the district level to achieve an integrated health care system. A technical committee has been formed to address the communicable diseases in Sindh comprising of specialists and ID Consultants. End TB initiative will be integrated at district level, with the support of civil administration and, line departments and partners.

She thanked all the partners, academicians from various universities and vice chancellors to join hands with the health department and civil society organizations Stop TB to actively participate in curbing TB. Director TB Control Sindh, AKUH professors, mercy corps Program Manager, VC LUMHS, representatives of STOP TB and public sector were present at the occasion.

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