The Yogi government will also conduct screenings at toll plazas, rest houses, eateries and petrol pumps along the expressways.
LUCKNOW, Aug 7 (The CONNECT) – The Uttar Pradesh Government will conduct tuberculosis screening camps for workers at various projects in the state.
The Yogi government has issued instructions for providing immediate treatment to TB patients and containment of the infection, once detected. This action is being taken in line with the efforts to fulfil the Prime Minister’s goal of making the country tuberculosis-free by 2025.
Dr. Shailendra Bhatnagar, Joint Director (Tuberculosis), State Tuberculosis Control Programme, has sent a letter to the Regional Officer (East and West) of NHAI requesting cooperation in this regard.
He requested for screenings at toll plazas, rest houses, eateries and petrol pumps along the expressways.
He also directed the District Tuberculosis Officers (DTO) have been directed to provide the necessary IEC (Information, Education, and Communication) material in this regard.
Dr. Bhatnagar said, it is essential to promote tuberculosis-free workplaces to completely eradicate tuberculosis from the state. Therefore, NHAI headquarters, regional offices, project implementation units, and all authority offices will be made tuberculosis-free.
A letter of agreement was signed under the framework of regional cooperation between the Indian National Highways Authority of India, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Government of India, and the Central TB Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, on October 10, 2022, as part of the initiative to eradicate TB from the country.