Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur organizes Awareness Lecture for trainees on TB and HIV.

Udhampur, April 02: In order to spread awareness on most communicable TB and contagious HIV diseases, Sher-I-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur organized a Awareness programme for trainees which was attended by nearly 400 trainees and staff members. Director Shri Mohd. Sulaiman Salaria, IPS Additional Director General of Police, Sher-i-Kashmir Police Academy Udhampur was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
Dr. Kavi Raj District TB officer Udhampur-Reasi districts was the resources person who during the deliberation informed that the main causative agent of TB is Mycobacterium-Tuberculosis Bacteria which attacks every part of the body except nail and hair. However lungs are more susceptible to the infection then other organ parts of body. The TB bacteria dies very slowly so generally the treatment of the disease spreads to minimum of six months where for two months extensive medicine is given to patient and then for four months patient to put to moderate medication and further appraised that even the success rate for multiple drug resistance TB is more than 50%.
He further informed that TB and HIV are complimentary diseases as each helps in spread of other very fast. While elaborating on the extent of the disease, he informed that about 25% of the Indian population is infected with the TB disease and daily 40,000 people are found prone the TB bacteria because of frequent intermingling with the population in market, buses, railways, air plane, fairs, malls etc. Out of which 4000-6000 people are found infected. This was quoted by him relying on research study.
As a precaution, he said that people should lead a healthy life, eat healthy and take atleast 6-8 hours sleep daily, practice yoga and never smoke or take alcohol, chew pan masala or take drugs etc. These vices weaken the immune system and expedite the process of disease in the body. As regards the identification of the disease, a simple test of sputum is available free of cost at every district TB centre throughout the state and the treatment is given free of cost. The lecture was followed by question and answer session where doubts about the disease were cleared by the participants.
Sh. Mohd. Sulaiman Salaria, IPS, ADGP, Director Police Academy conveyed his gratitude to the guest lecturer for sparing his valuable time and delivering important lecture on the topic “Awareness Lecture on TB-HIV”. The Director also presented a memento to Dr. Kavi Raj District TB officer Udhampur Reasi districts as a token of love. Director Police Academy in his valedictory address said that the knowledge shared by Dr. Kavi Raj would definitely benefit the staff and trainees and also said that such an important awareness programmes should be regularly organized for awareness of the general public. Among those present on the occasion were Sh. Mohan Lal, JKPS, SSP Asstt. Director (outdoor), Sh. Kamal Sharma, CPO, CLI, Dy.SP’s and Sr. Prosecuting Officer of the Academy.