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Tuberculosis seals on sale to raise funds for cure

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday inaugurated the 67th state level TB (Tuberculosis) Seal Sale campaign here exhorting people to contribute generously to help eradicate the illness.

The inaugural event was attended by state Health Minister Satyendra Jain, members of the Executive Committee of the TB Association and members of various NGOs.

"I appeal to all the citizens of National Capital Territory of to come forward and join this public health initiative and make generous contribution to the Association's 67th TB Seal Campaign. Your contributions will go a long way in helping the neediest of patients suffering from TB," Jung said.

"Our small contribution can go a long way in helping prevent and cure tuberculosis," he added.

Since 1950, special TB seals are put up on sale every year to raise funds for research, cure, and ultimately help eradicate the disease from the nation.

Each seal costs Rs 2 and can be bought from all state TB associations affiliated to the Association of India.

Calling a major public health challenge, Jung called for mass awareness for its cure and eradication from the country.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 18:48 IST
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