New Delhi: March 23, 2011
“India has the resources to win the war against tuberculosis, but we need to eradicate the social stigma attached to the disease. Early detection and completion of treatment is the most effective method to ensure that the disease is controlled and eradicated from India,” Union Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sachin Pilot said. She was speaking at the presentation of the REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Awards. “Information technology can be used to tackle TB, and the local media is among the most effective tools of communication to reach out to the villages where a significant section of our population resides,” he said.
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