New Delhi: Feb 07, 2011
To educate students about tuberculosis, entertaining awareness games based on the model of popular television serial Kaun Banega Crorepati and cricket are now being freely distributed in many schools of the Capital. These interactive games endorsed by Government's Revised National TB Control Programme are being distributed in both public and government schools in Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad. The programme has been initiated even in some MCD schools. Compact discs have also been given to State TB Control Office of Delhi for distribution across its network. A specialised website has been dedicated to access and promote these games. Tuberculosis is one of the leading causes of mortality in India and accounts for 1/5th of the global incidence. In India, every year, 1.9 million new cases of TB occur and 0.8 million are infectious new smear positive pulmonary TB cases.
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