On 28th March 2016 Kachhwa Christian Hospital Transformational Ministries (KTM) observed World TB Day.
The event was organised by KTM’s Community Health and Development Team with a special rally to bring awareness of TB to the community in Kachhwa Town and nearby villages. Mrs Sabila Begam, Chairman of Kachhwa Town Municipality, was chief guest. She inaugurated the rally by cutting the ribbon. The programme was started with prayer by Pastor Sujay Deep. Mr Shankar Ramachandran, Senior Administrator, honoured the chief guest with a special gift.
Mr Rampal, District Coordinator of Project Axshya at KCH, delivered a short speech on TB awareness and treatment. There was a special awareness drama skit presented by KCH team members and a self-composed Bhojpuri song of encouragement shared by Mr Bishram.
Around 130 people (school children, staff, patients, relatives, community members, NGO members, TB Forum, community volunteers) were at the inauguration of the rally. It started from Kachhwa Christian Hospital’s main gate and went around the Kachhwa Market with a slogan and song.
The following day the World TB Day programme was organised by Project Axshya in Mirzapur District. Dr Ashok Kumar, District CMO, Dr L.S. Mishra, DTO and many other invitees and local people were present. Once again Mr Rampal was actively involved in the programme along with Kachhwa Christian Hospital staff. Dr Ashok Kumar addressed the participants with a speech about the world TB Day celebration and the work of RNTCP and Project Axshya. Mr Bishram was able to share his Bhojpuri song of encouragement. A TB test and treatment is free of charge in government hospitals through DOT.