Minister of Health launches awareness campaign on HIV and tuberculosis


New Delhi, August 12 Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday launched an awareness program on HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and blood donation on International Youth Day .

Lunching the awareness campaign at a virtual event, Mandaviya appealed to young people to join government programs focused on health for citizens.

The event was organized to mark the 75th anniversary of the independence of the National AIDS Organization, celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

“I appeal to all young people that on the occasion of the 75 years of Independence, let us take a resolution, be determined and join the government programs for the health of the citizens of the country. We regard charity as religion ultimate. Helping others is our tradition and we must follow it, “he tweeted.

He said: “Along with diseases like HIV and TB, we need to raise awareness about donating blood. We have to take responsibility for saving people’s lives.

“Donating blood is very important, it is the act of saving the life of others. The young people did this work by setting up camps in the form of donations. Young people are involved in the work of blood donation, blood collection, awareness raising, “added the Minister.

International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12.

The day aims to recognize and draw attention to the problems faced by young people around the world.

The day is celebrated through various awareness campaigns, community concerts and events to take into consideration the issues faced by young people.

This year’s theme is “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Global Health”.

Speaking about the relevance of the day, the Minister said, “The youth of the country are inspired by Swami Vivekananda. They will come together to build a new India in order to realize Prime Minister Modi’s dream and will certainly be crowned with success ”.

“Indian youth should join the awareness program. Only collective efforts can defeat the pandemic,” the minister said.

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