The Clock is ticking: World Tuberculosis Day 2021
March 24 is observed as ‘world tuberculosis day’ every year since 1992. The theme given by World Health Origination for this year is ‘The Clock is ticking.’ Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal has observed World TB day by organizing the awareness program ‘Kshaya Muktha Bharatha’ to the general public through Spandana TV on March 24 2021. Dr Latha T, Assistant Professor highlighted the risk factors, diagnosis and management of TB. She also stressed on the programs launched by the Government of India including the diagnostic and treatment facilities, financial benefits to the patients and treatment supporters to curb the disease. Mrs Janet Alva, Assistant Professor, oriented about the theme of 2021, side effects of treatment and prevention of TB. The program was ended by answering various myths about TB and its management. Ms Preethi, Anchor of the Spandana TV hosted the program.