CHITRAL: A walk was held to create awareness about preventive measures against tuberculosis (TB) here on Friday in connection with the World TB Day to be held on March 24.
The walk arranged by the health department started from polo ground and ended at the office of the department.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Haiderul Mulk, Dr Farah Javed, Dr Fayaz Roomi and district khateeb Molana Fazal Mola said in Chitral TB had become a social stigma due to which patients avoided coming ahead for its timely treatment.
The spread of quacks due to absence of proper healthcare facilities also added to the number of TB patients.
They said routine checkups and timely treatment was some of the measures to avoid the spread of the disease.—Syed Nazir Hussain