Orientation program on TB and Workplace for BATA India | 29 June 2021

Delay in diagnosis of TB has been one of the major impediments to TB elimination. There are various factors which contribute to it including, lack of awareness and easy access to services. Workplaces can play an important role in creating awareness, reducing delays in diagnosis, and promoting treatment adherence among employees and workers.
Bata India, our valued gold member under the Corporate TB Pledge initiative has committed to support NTEP`s efforts through TB free workplaces campaign.
Towards this effort, a virtual orientation program on TB and Workplace Intervention was conducted on June 29, 2021. The objective was to sensitize Bataganj`s HR/Operation/CSR team on the importance of systematically planning and implementing a safe working environment to prevent TB transmission.
Participants were given information about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment adherence, followed by two short videos on TB and workplace interventions.  The session had participation by 30 members from Bata India, Bataganj unit.
Moving forward, the management at the Bata, Bataganj Plant, informed to consider integrating of TB services in Terms of Reference in one of the existing health committees.