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World TB Day 2021- “The Clock is Ticking”

The World Tuberculosis Day is being commemorated globally on 24th March every year with a dedicated theme. This year theme “The Clock is Ticking” reinforces to increase our commitment and engagement to end the TB disease.

One of the key efforts is to improve the awareness among the professionals and the public about the biggest infectious disease killer. Aligning with this effort, the department of Pulmonary Medicine has organized this CME to update the future practitioners (Interns and Postgraduates) on the latest in the programmatic management of Tuberculosis. Now more than ever, we need redoubled support to raise awareness to prevent the risk of losing thousands of lives to a curable and preventable disease.

We have invited the key programme officer, Dr. Govindarajan.S, State TB Control Officer to share the programme updates. 


Prof. Pajanivel R., Head of the department, Pulmonary Medicine delivered the welcome address followed by Prof. Seetesh Ghose, Dean in-charge, MGMCRI delivered the felicitation address.

Prof. Pajanivel R., Head of the department, Pulmonary Medicine introduced our guest speaker.

Dr. Govindarajan. S, State TB Control Officer, Government of Puducherry delivered the Guest lecture on “National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP) – An Update” and answered all the questions raised by faculties, postgraduates and interns about the programme.

Finally, the Vote of Thanks was delivered by Dr. Muhamed Kamaludeen, Assistant Professor, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine, MGMCRI.