Jamshedpur : Tata Steel is committed towards providing quality health care services in its area of operations. In keeping with this, the Nodal Centre for AIDS, Tata Main Hospital, Tata Steel today observed the 27th World AIDS Day by reaffirming to this year’s theme “Getting To Zero – Focus, Partner, Achieve – An AIDS-free Generation”.
The global statistics shows that 35 million people are suffering from HIV/AIDS. Whilst the annual new infections is coming down, women and children less than 15 years of age still account for 47% of new infections and youth less than 25 years for 50% new infections.
UNAIDS has marked 1st December as World AIDS Day since 1988 for wider awareness on HIV/AIDS as new infection. Tata Main Hospital has been observing this event since two decades and has taken proactive measures with the aim to generate awareness and reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS.
In the last week of November, celebrated as World AIDS Week, Slogan Competition and Poster Competition’ was organized for the students of Nursing School at TMH. Saba Fareen, Prisca Toppo & S. Hemlata in Slogan Competition and Shabnam Perween, Sneha Rani & Neha Kumari in Poster Competition were 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners respectively.
On the occasion of World AIDS Day, a Continuing Medical Education for students of Nursing School, TMH on HIV Updates, Infection Control,Personal Protection Equipment & Needle-stick Injuries was organized. The Chief Guest for the programme was Dr. D. P. Samaddar, Chief of Indoor Services TMH & Guest of Honour was Mr. Ashish Das, President, Rotary Club of Jamshedpur Mid Town.
Introduction to the session was given by Mrs. Babu Mary, Nursing Superintendent TMH. Prizes to the winners of Slogan Competition & Poster Competition was given by Dr. D. P. Samaddar, Mrs. Babu Mary & Mr. Ashish Das.
On every Monday & Friday, in the month of December, celebrated as World AIDS Month, the Nursing students will provide awareness on HIV/AIDS with the help of models and posters, to the patients and their accompanying family members near the Blood collection of Pathology Department. The plan is to cover 150 – 200 participants per session.