March 24, Kathmandu: The World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is being marked across the globe including Nepal amid various programs on Wednesday.
Every year March 24 is celebrated as World TB Day.
This year the theme for the Day is “The Clock is Ticking” which reminds the world is running out of time to act on the commitments to end TB made by global leaders.
The Day is celebrated to create public awareness that tuberculosis still remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.
Giving a message on the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed on the need for financial and structural reform to make the Tuberculosis program more effective making the Nation free from Tuberculosis.
The Government has decided to run Tuberculosis programs at the local level from the upcoming fiscal year.
The National Tuberculosis prevention center director Dr Anuj Bhattachan said all the local levels would be made free from Tuberculosis by preventing and eliminating Tuberculosis.