18-12-2013 .. five schools and three students have been awarded for creating awareness about the spread of tuberculosis and leprosy in the state by India development foundation (formerly known as Indian leprosy foundation) recently.
Five schools awarded were the king’s school of Sao José de areal, pope john XXIII high school of Quepem, kendriya vidhyalaya of Bambolim, Mary immaculate girls school of Panaji and our lady of rosary high school of Fatorda and . Beside this, three students also received awards namely shefali of the kings school, swejal gawas of the kings school and Asis the kings school. India development foundation (formerly Indian leprosy foundation) held its annual award function recently at Ravindra bhavan Margao.
Speaking on the ocsion, Doctor AP jaya raman said TB was increasing among people and that they had come up with 2 solutions for this: Empowerment of women and education of children. If women are provided with better knowledge, skills and education then the world will be a better place to live.
Dr pravin bhatt said that India had one-third of the worlds TB patients. He also said that TB was spreading through spitting, coughing and sneezing. TB was causing a loss of around 12 crore rupees annually to the exchequer.