❇️ 24 March
🫁 World Tuberculosis Day
विश्व क्षय रोग दिवस
Theme 2021 : 'The Clock is Ticking'
Tuberculosis – Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
BCG, or Bacille Calmette-Guerin, is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease.
🔸 To raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic.
🔸March 24 holds a lot of significance, as it marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch had announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB.
🔸Assam has launched a handbook on “TB Harega, Desh Jeetega!”
🔶India aims to end tuberculosis by 2025: Health Minister at UN
🔸Qure.ai has developed a software to provide fast and accurate diagnosis of Tuberculosis.
🏢 Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology, Earth Science
▪️Chandni Chowk, Delhi