Odia celebs joined anti-TB drive


Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, veteran music director Prafulla Kar, actor Kuna Tripathy and world famous sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik were named as the ambassador of Odisha Government’s anti TB awareness campaign.

The artists were felicitated with mementos and formally became part of the initiative here in a grand event conducted here in the city. Kuna Tripathy and Prafulla Kar were present at the event while Sudarshan Patnaik sent a video message where he spoke in favor of TB awareness.

The trio expressed their commitment to improving awareness and public understanding of TB in Odisha.

The Health and Family Welfare Department is working on various dimensions to control the disease.

Health Services Director Kailash Chandra Dash said that together with the TB Ambassadors from the State, he expects that there will be control of TB by 2020 and complete elimination by 2025.

The event was organized by the State TB Cell and the Government of Odisha, where health officials, civil society organizations, TB survivors and affected communities were present.

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