Diponegoro University (Undip) held talkshow and aerobics for welcoming World Tuberculosis Day, which is usually observed on March 24 each year, at Plaza of Widya Puraya Undip, Tembalang, Semarang, Friday (March 23, 2018). The event was attended by civitas academica, officials of Semarang Public Health Office, and directors of Diponegoro National Hospital.

In his speech, Undip Vice Rector of Resources Dr. Darsono thanked to all members of organizing committee of Diponegoro National Hospital for holding the event. Darsono also said that World TB Day is for raising public awareness, especially Undip civitas academica,  of eradication TB.

Chairman of Health Promotion Team of Diponegoro National Hospital dr. Endang Ambarwati, Sp.RM, SpKFR(K) said that in observing World TB Day, each TB patient has to be found and treated, so the contagion can be stopped. In this movement, role of family is very important as patient’s spirit and obedience to consume medications is strongly depended on family support to movement of Find TB Patiens And Heal.

Furthermore, Endang Ambarwati said that all Community Health Centers in Indonesia are already able to provide TB treatment. Also, some clinics, hospitals, private physicians are able to offer TB treatment.

“TB medication give for FREE to patients, however it must have REGULARLY consume according to physician dosing for preventing the resistancy to TB medication,” Endang Ambarwati said.***