Fujifilms launches Mobile X-ray Screening Intervention For TB
Fujifilm India Pvt Ltd, a diamond Corporate TB Pledge member, on 27th August 2021, announced the launch of a National Campaign titled “Never Stop: Screening to Reduce Diagnostic Delays”. The campaign aims at increasing awareness on TB and identifying individuals having TB symptoms among vulnerable and marginalized sections of the society by introducing a mobile van with an X-ray facility.
The campaign has been launched in association with National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP) which will facilitate TB testing for symptomatic patients and provide medicines to TB patients as per the program guidelines. The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union), will provide technical support to the campaign through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) iDEFEAT TB Project.
Through the campaign, Fujifilm will be offering door-to-door awareness on TB and provide instant interpretation of mobile digital x-rays using Qure.ai’s artificial intelligence solution. This community-based TB screening initiative will cater to migrant workers, slum dwellers in rural and semi-urban population in and around industrial pockets in selected areas of 25 districts across states, UT Chandigarh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan for the next nine months.
The project has partnered with other Corporate TB Pledge members namely Apollo Tyres Foundation, Ambuja Cement Foundation, GAIL India and TCI Foundation for on-ground community mobilization, sputum collection and transportation. Around nine lac people will be reached out through this campaign.