ARK Foundation Holds Community Meeting On TB
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ARK Foundation holds community meeting on TB

By EMN Updated: Jun 09, 2023 8:41 pm
ARK Foundation holds community meeting on TB
Ketho Angami speaking to newspaper hawkers during its street outreach programme in Kohima on Friday.

Dimapur, June 9 (EMN): In an attempt to disseminate information about tuberculosis (TB), Access to Rights and Knowledge (ARK) Foundation conducted a street outreach programme by holding a community meeting with the newspaper hawkers at old taxi stand point in Kohima on Friday.

The president of ARK Foundation, Ketho Angami, informed that the newspaper hawkers are at higher risk of contracting TB due to the nature of their work. He, therefore, stated that making them informed about the basics of TB and its treatment has necessitated the organisation to conduct a meeting with them.

In his address to an audience of almost 40 workers, Ketho made them understand how TB could be fatal if not treated. He explained the mode of transmission and its effects on human health, stated an update from the organisation.

“As TB is an airborne disease, everyone and anyone can get TB anytime and anywhere. TB mostly affects the lungs but can also infect and affect other parts of the body,” Ketho said.

He also mentioned the common signs and symptoms of TB, which included persistent cough for more than two weeks, night sweats, fever, and rapid weight loss due to lack of appetite. He advised the gathering to be aware of any possible signs and symptoms and seek medical treatment at the nearest government facilities. He further informed that TB is fully curable, which is provided free of cost by the government as part of the NTEP and implemented by the Health department.

By EMN Updated: Jun 09, 2023 8:41:12 pm
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