KOHIMA, March 15

GUWAHATI, March 15

LUCKNOW: The Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences started a tuberculosis awareness drive on Tuesday, with a rath yatra of TB experts visiting various DOTS centres across the city.

The yatra was flagged off by institute director Dr A K Mahapatra from the general hospital of SGPGIMS. The yatra would culminate on World TB Day, on March 24.

Chandigarh: To check the spread of AIDS, the Haryana AIDS Control Society will establish two blood component separation units at Hisar and Faridabad during the current financial year.

A spokesman of the society said the blood bank at PGIMS, Rohtak, would be upgraded as a model blood bank, besides establishing two blood banks at Jhajjar and Fatehabad.

NEW DELHI: Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women and the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Career Oriented Programme (CECOP) along with the Quality Council of India have organised a two-week workshop on

Nearly six million Delhiites of its population of 15 million are vulnerable to tuberculosis, a health ministry official said.

Aarti Dhar

Five-year plan to also ensure safe water and sanitation, besides child protection

Setting new goals: Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhury with Representative of UNICEF Karin Hulshof during the launch of the GoI-UNICEF programme of co-operation 2008-2012 in New Delhi on Thursday.

NEW DELHI: India and the United Nations Children's Fund on Thursday launched a five year action plan to help India achieve its national development goals.

CUTTACK: Even as non-inclusion of Hepatitis B in the national immunisation programmes by the Government continues to rankle campaigners against the killer disease, an amazingly low level of awareness or negligent attitude among the medical personnel has emerged as a major concern. Awareness on Hep-B is very poor among the general public but it is appalling that a significant number of doctors is not up to date on prevention measures and actions.