NMC, Rotaryâ€™s initiative, appeal to vote in maximum numbers
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), Tata Trust and Rotary International jointly organised Walkathon on the occasion of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day in association with National Health Mission and Indian Medical Association.
The walk started from walkersâ€™ street near Police Gymkhana at 6 am. Additional Commissioner; NMC; Ram Joshi, Deputy Director; Health Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, City TB Officer and Deputy Director (Health); NMC; Dr K B Tumane, Health Officer NMC; Dr Sarita Kamdar, Additional Assistant Health Officer Dr Vijay Joshi, Dr Tikesh Bisen of Tata Trust, Dr Radha Munje of Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, former District Governer of Rotary ; Dr K S Rajan, President, Indian Medical Association (IMA) Dr Ashish Diswal, Dr Pradip Deshmukh of AIIMS; Dr Datta, Dr Narendra Bahirwar and Dr Dipankar Bhivgade were prominently present on the occasion.
Speaking while inaugurating the Walkathon, Ram Joshi said TB has to be completely eradicated by 2025 from the country. This needs a massive public awareness. The NMC has taken up the task with the help of Tata Trust and Rotary Club, he informed. Let us all resolve to eradicate the disease in the next few years completely, he appealed to the people.
Dr Jaiswal appealed to the people to get associated with TB-free India in large numbers. Dr Tumane informed NMCâ€™s role in TB eradication campaign. The other guests also spoke on the occasion. All the participants of Walkathon took oath to make the country free from TB.
Joshi then flagged off the Walkathon, which started from Walkersâ€™ Street, passed through Ladies Club, Law College Square, GPO square and concluded back at Walkersâ€™ Street.
Mangesh Joshi of Rotary Club conducted the programme while Dr Tikesh Bisen proposed a vote of thanks.Â Employees of Indira Gandhi Medical College, trainee nurses of Matru Seva Sangh Nursing School, members of Rotary Club, IMA and a large number of NMC employees participated in the Walkathon.
The guests at the inaugural function of Walkathon appealed to the people to exercise their franchise in the ensuing Lok Sbha polls. Election is national programme and it is the duty of every citizen to cast his vote, the guests said.