The 73-year-old actor, who is the brand ambassador of India in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), said during the polio eradication campaign he found that there were few communities who stayed from the medication in name of their belief.
    
"The huge problem which we face during health campaigns Mis, how one should reach out to the people? India is a diverse country with various beliefs which keep people away from taking a specific kind of medication.
    
"We had problems with polio. There were several communities, who thought taking polio drops was something against their caste or religion. Health and medication should not be linked to religion," said Bachchan while launching the campaign "Call to Action: A TB Free Haryana.
    
The "Piku" star also opened up about why eradicating TB was close to his heart.
    
"... I was diagnosed with TB in 2000 and I felt that I need to talk about it because I have a personal interest in the cause. It makes a point to share the issue with others and encourage them to perhaps fight with the problem face to face," he said.
    
The actor along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was present at the launch of two mobile vans to support in the campaign and he took the occasion as a platform to break myths attached with the disease.
    
Bachchan, who has been appointed as the ambassador for girl child by UN, also expressed his desire to work for Haryana's "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" campaign.

 

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