FUJIFILM India, operating in the imaging segment, reaffirmed its solidarity with the government’s effort of “TB Harega Desh Jeetega” campaign. It recently flagged off its CSR initiative for Tuberculosis screening in Valsad, Gujarat as a step towards strengthening the government’s mission.
This initiative will span a period of 10 months and focus on the districts of Banaskantha &Valsad. The underprivileged communities in the industrial pockets, mining belts and semi-rural areas where tuberculosis remains a persistent health concern will be reached through this program. Ms. Kshipra S. Agre – the District Collector of Valsad, from the District collectorate was joined by Shri Manish Gurwani, the Valsad District Development Officer, for the flagging off of the Valsad TB Screening Mobile Vehicle.
India recorded an increase in TB cases from the year 2021 to 2022, showing an all-time high of 24.2 lakh TB cases. There was a 13% increase in comparison with the 2021 numbers. This makes it important for strengthening the awareness of TB and its prevention efforts, and FUJIFILM India aims to strengthen the government efforts with its’ latest initiative #Where Innovation Meets Care.
Valsad in Gujarat currently has an estimated population of 157,000 and the detection of tuberculosis is of utmost importance. FUJIFILM India has an ongoing tuberculosis screening program and with the current one enters its third phase. Targeted tuberculosis screening across impoverished districts is being conducted. Innovative methods such as HRA based screening through skilled healthcare workers and obtaining chest X rays by utilizing FUJIFILM’s FDR-Xair technology High sensitivity is boosted by the FDR Xair which is.an X-ray system that features the FDR DEVO and is a lightweight handheld X-Ray system. Which features the FDR DEVO. This has high sensitivity in the detector system and ensures low patient dose and a superior image quality that has AI to generate on the spot results through cutting edge technology. Radiologist readings for all X-Rays will be utilized through this program, coupled with NAT testing for sputum testing that offers very fast and precise TB detection. The implementing partner for this is Apollo Telemedicine Network Foundation and the Union is the Technical Partner.
Mr. Shansuke Honda, Senior Manager, Business Advisor – Healthcare Business, mentioned that nurturing communities to make collective progress was very important in making a true ground level impact. As a healthcare company it was their objective to support India’s mission of making India a TB free country by 2025 and this could be achieved through their finest healthcare technologies and a holistic approach.
Mr. Abhi Shekhar Singh, Vertical Head, Corporate Communications & CSR, said, added that FUJIFILM India’s Tuberculosis screening initiative was a commitment to their vision of serving the society in which they operated. For such a large-scale CSR activity there were many partners who had guided and supported them including the government machinery. He was optimistic that with this support from all they would be able to achieve their objective of 20,000 screenings and 800 NAT tests approximately.
The pioneering mobile van of FUJIFILM India was launched earlier this month in Banaskantha, Gujarat marking the beginning of its fight against tuberculosis in underprivileged areas.
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