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AIIA Launches Special Training Program on Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI)

This initiative by AIIA reflects a collaborative approach, with experts from various medical fields converging to combat LTBI and contribute to the global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis.

Shivam Dwivedi
AIIA Launches Special Training Program on Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) (Photo Source: AIIA)
AIIA Launches Special Training Program on Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) (Photo Source: AIIA)

With the goal of tackling the worldwide health issue of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) has initiated a thorough orientation and training program. The workshop, initiated on November 30, 2023, and set to conclude on December 2, is tailor-made for Ayurvedic medical officers from Delhi and Haryana. Furthermore, it is accessible to a wider audience through live platforms on social media.

LTBI is a prevalent issue not only in India but also across the world, affecting a substantial portion of the population. LTBI is characterized by the TB bacteria lying dormant in the body, necessitating various blood tests or the Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) for detection. If any test yields a positive result, further diagnostic measures, such as X-rays, are recommended.

The two-day workshop aims to disseminate knowledge about understanding the disease, its treatment, and management. Special focus will be given to Ayurvedic management strategies. Sessions throughout the workshop will include information on various schemes related to TB from the Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Health.

Discussions will encompass ways to propagate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's TB-free India campaign to the masses, emphasizing the potential contribution of Ayurveda to achieving a TB-free India. Case studies conducted by AIIA will also be presented, showcasing their efforts on a national and global scale.

Prof. Tanuja Manoj Nesari, the Director of AIIA, expressed confidence in Ayurveda playing a pivotal role in the Prime Minister's ambitious goal to eliminate TB by 2025. She commended the Ministry of AYUSH for its unwavering efforts, stating that AIIA would inject new energy into the global fight against diseases like TB.

The institute has been dedicated to TB information, management, and diagnosis for an extended period, achieving notable success. The workshop saw participation from a multitude of experts in both Ayurveda and Allopathy.

Attendees, including Dr. Raghuram Rao, Asst. Director General in the National TB Elimination Program (NTEP), and Dr. Raghu Arackal, Deputy Director General (Ayush) Directorate, along with Deans and other senior faculty members, took the pledge for a TB-free India.

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