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Nurses� role in TB elimination highlighted


GUWAHATI, June 30 - Considering the key role nurses have to play in elimination of the dreaded disease TB from India, the Regional College of Nursing Guwahati, in collaboration with State TB Cell (Assam) organised a continuing medical education (CME) programme in its campus today.

Dr NJ Das, Additional DHS (SP) cum State Programme Officer, Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), Assam gave a presentation on recent developments on TB diagnosis and treatment. During his technical presentation, he also urged all nurses to acquire knowledge about the disease and disseminate it to the community level.

Dr D Deka, WHO Consultant of NE Region spoke about the new innovation on TB and urged the faculty members and the students of the institution to come up with in-depth research on TB which would contribute to RNTCP.

Dr Paranjoy Bordoloi, State IEC Officer, State TB Cell, Assam emphasised the role of Inter-Personal Communication (IPC) for nurses to interact with TB patients.

Dr Kaberi Saikia, Principal in-charge of Regional College of Nursing assured that this type of innovative CME would be organised in the near future so as to motivate the students and faculties to work effectively for TB Free India.

More than 20 faculties and 100 BSc nursing students attended the CME, which was the first of its kind organised by a nursing college in the State.

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