The Government of India declared Sub National TB Free Certification Award for Kerala state for reducing the TB incidence by 37.5% over the last 5 years. Kerala is the only state in the state category found eligible for the award. The sub national certification TB Free award was declared after a robust epidemiological evaluation lasting for one month in the state conducted by an independent verification group consisting of ICMR- National Institute of Epidemiology, World Health Organisation and Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine.
On behalf of the Kerala Health Team, two foot soldiers - One Junior Health Inspector and One TB Health Visitor were present at NewDelhi.
Hero of the week are all foot soldiers, who have been tirelessly working at the grassroots and implementing all public health programs.
The Kid and mother in Adimali Idukki Kerala brings smiles and hope to all of us. The RNTCP Team has taken the photo and the Weekly Bulletin editing team has appropriately added the same. The Kid and tribal mother is telling all of us I CARE ...........DO YOU? The mother and child motivate all of us to do our bit in fighting the COVID Pandemic.
For us they are the heroes who are fighting against all odds and move on. We will continue the fight against COVID with more focus and energy.
The Government have rolled out vaccination to Health Care Workers, Front Line workers and priority groups 60 years and above and 45 to 59 years having morbidity.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation especially of the elderly people, by taking efforts to understand the advisories, generating awareness, registering themselves, reaching to the Vaccination centres and cooperating in a discipline way by following COVID appropriate behaviour and availing vaccination services.
Like in the past in many social movements, People are demonstrating through their public action the way to coordinate and make vaccination drive in Kerala a successful public health approach to defeat COVID pandemic.
The fight against COVID19 will get strengthened with the wholehearted involvement of people following health advisories, internalizing the principles of prevention and protection and coordinated actions at all levels.
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Last Updated 26/03/2020