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World TB Day observed in Sylhet districts

10The World Tuberculosis Day-2015 was observed in Sylhet districts as elsewhere in the globe on Tuesday with much enthusiasm and in a befitting manner. This year the theme was “Reach the 3 Million: Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone”.

A colourful rally and a discussion meeting, in this connection, were arranged here on Tuesday.
The rally was brought out from the civil surgeon’s (CS) office on Tuesday morning and after parading the district town roads, ended at the same place.

Later, district health department and BRAC organised a discussion meeting which was held at CS’s office. CS Dr. Azharul Islam presided over the discussion, while Director (health) Hori Podo Ray, Dr. Shahid Anwar, Dr. Nure Almam Shamim, Dr. Emdadul Haque spoke as special guests.

Speakers in the meeting said tuberculosis is a curable disease and all affected could not be identified and brought under treatment.

The speakers emphasised creating awareness about tuberculosis at grassroots-level and disseminate message through media.