Fortis Hospital, Mohali, on Saturday distributed nutrition kits to patients suffering from tuberculosis (TB) at the Civil Hospital, Phase 6, Mohali.
In accordance with the TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan initiative by the Central Health Ministry, Fortis Hospital Mohali has committed to support the cause and will be adopting tuberculosis patients from Mohali, Nawanshahr, Roopnagar and Hoshiarpur. The event was facilitated by a Delhi-based NGO, MAMTA-Health Institute for Mother and Child.
Lauding the move, Mohali Deputy Commissioner, Aashika Jain, said, “Concerted efforts must be taken to eradicate the disease and reduce the social stigma around it. This can be attained through adoption of patients and support from the community.”
While speaking on the occasion, Ashish Bhatia said, “The move will benefit patients suffering from tuberculosis and will provide them with the necessary nutrition to fight the disease. A diet rich in nutrients is essential for a healthy immune system and can pace up an individual’s recovery.”
Mohali Civil Surgeon, Dr Mahesh Ahuja, said, “It is a great initiative undertaken by Fortis Hospital Mohali. As per the programme design, nutritional support will be provided to TB patients for a period of six months. A balanced diet goes a long way in combating the disease.”
Under the scheme, Fortis Hospital, Mohali and Agilus Diagnostic, have adopted four districts of Punjab, where nutrition kits to patients suffering from tuberculosis will be distributed.