Gadchiroli Sept. 13 (District Correspondent) Former Minister of State and Guardian Minister of Gadchiroli District Raje Ambrishrao Atram has been honoured by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for his contribution in the task of removing tuberculosis disease. to TB patients in Aheri Assembly Constituency
Mr. Atram has registered his name with an ID 538267473 as ‘Ni-Kshaya Mitra’ to support persons undergoing TB treatment in Aheri Assembly Constituency under ‘Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’. Taking cognizance of his initiative, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has issued him a certificate of honour under the signature of Deputy Director General.
Accordingly, Tuberculosis Supervisor of Aheri Taluka Vijay Poreddiwar and Social Worker Pankaj Naunurwar paid a visit to Rukhmini Mahal, the residence of Mr. Atram in Aheri and handed over the certificate to Mr. Atram the other day. Mr. Atram has started distributing nutrition kits to the elderly tuberculosis patients who have been registered as tuberculosis patients at Sub district Hospital of Aheri under TB Mukta Bharat Abhiyan.
Under the guidance Raje Ambrishrao Atram has adopted the tuberculosis patients for the next six months and is continuing to distribute nutrition kits to them with his own expenses. Taluka Health Officer Dr. Kiran Wankhede is coordinating the matter.
On this occasion, Raje Ambrishrao Atram said that if there are any patients with tuberculosis, we will continue to cooperate with all our efforts for the benefit of the country.
The President of India launched the Ni-Kshay Mitra initiative, under which additional diagnosis, nutrition and professional assistance is ensured to those undergoing treatment for the disease. President Dropadi Murmu has appealed to public representatives, corporates, NGOs and social workers to come forward as donors to help these patients recover completely.
Responding to the appeal, Raje Ambrishrao came forward and registered his name for the said initiative. It provides additional support for TB patients to access better treatment and will help to increase community participation in achieving the Government of India’s target of eradicating TB by 2025.
Nearly 13.5 lakh TB patients have registered in the country on the Ni-Kshay portal, out of which 8.9 lakh patients have given their permission for the adoption scheme. Ni-Kshaya Digital Portal provides a platform for community support for TB sufferers. In order to ensure that no tuberculosis patient is deprived of this scheme, all citizens, NGOs, corporate establishments, public representatives etc. should support this movement by becoming anti-tuberculosis friends and organize meetings to discuss this scheme with the cooperation of Aheri Taluka Health Department, it has been appealed.
Raje ambrishrao is perhaps one among the very few leaders who have voluntarily come forward for the initiative. His initiative is being appreciated in the district.
Photo The health officials presenting the certificate to Raje Ambrishrao Atram.