U.P. Governor presides over annual general body meeting of the Uttar Pradesh Tuberculosis Association

Lucknow: The annual general body meeting of the Uttar Pradesh Tuberculosis Association was held  under the chairmanship of State Governor  Anandiben Patel at Gandhi Auditorium of Raj Bhavan. Six issues were discussed in the meeting including confirmation of proceedings of the last meeting, compliance of proceedings, approval of audited accounts report, approval of budget.

During the discussion, the Governor encouraged the office bearers and members of the association to work actively and said that the members should understand their responsibilities and work with commitment.

Discussing the sources of income of the association, the Governor inquired about the income from sale of TB seal, amount received under 80G, membership fee received from new members and interest amount received from fixed deposits.

Emphasizing on increasing the number of members in the Association, the Governor said that after contacting the Vice-Chancellors of the State Universities, they should also be included in the Association as new members.

She said that the universities themselves are also running various programs under the TB-free India campaign. In such a situation, university students can be motivated to buy and sell TB seals.

In the meeting, the Honorary General Secretary of the Association also presented the issue of unauthorized occupation of three-fourths of the Association office and the matter pending in the court. The Governor directed to present all the details related to possession and purchase of office building by the association. The meeting also discussed the widespread publicity and prevention of tuberculosis. The Governor directed that a list of lagging districts should be made and before March 2023, those districts should be encouraged by giving special attention in the campaign to adopt TB patients and provide nutrition and medical help till they recover.

Instructing the Association to form a committee in every district, the Governor said that include service-oriented people in it, who can give good results by working on their own.

Taking inspiration from the special encouragement given by the Governor in the meeting, twelve office bearers, employees and members who attended the meeting made voluntary declarations of financial contribution to the committee.

In the meeting, State TB Officer, Dr. Shailendra Bhatnagar gave a presentation of the works done in the state under Prime Minister’s TB-free India campaign, UP.

He told that the tradition of adopting TB patients in the state by the Governor, celebrating Nikshay Divas and providing all medical facilities to TB patients through Health and Wellness Center has been adopted in the whole country, which is remarkable.

On this occasion, Principal Secretary Governor  Kalpana Awasthi, Association Chairman  R.C. Tripathi (Retd.IAS), other office bearers, members and concerned officers of the committee were present in the meeting.

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