equipped major centres,
Two other major centres,
Seven TB specialists,
21 peripheral centres (Family
physicians voluntarily treat TB
patients at their clinics).
facilities available :
Pathology : CBC, ESR, Sputum for
AFB (Special Microbiology Centre
recognised by BMC), MT, HIV, BL
took DOTS treatment in last 3 years & new
continue the treatment
patients were registered for their MDR treatment
during last year.
patient requires about Rs. 4,000/- to 5,000/-
worth of medicines per month for 18 to 24
Till July 1992 - total treatment to all the TB
patients was free. Then nominal charges were introduced
Cost of medicines tripled
No. Of patients increased
Administrative cost also increased
While inflow of donation remained static.
But being a NGO with social and charitable aim,
we cannot go "hard and fast by rules"
with the society so we have formulated different
schemes under which the patients can be treated.
It is the treating doctors discretion that under
which category the particular patient be treated
depending upon his financial conditions.
The patients is treated totally free under
some donors1 donation.
TB patient is charged Rs. I/- a day till
his treatment is over. Patients bears the
cost of investigation at subsidised rate.
He will be helped if cannot afford.
He pays fixed nominal charge through out
the period of his treatment.
He pays cost to cost charges for his treatment.
This schemes is for affording patient.
Period of treatment
6 to 9 months.
All the patients are registered at the centers of
their choice. Their complete details are taken.
They are regularly provided with their medicine
requirements. They are periodically seen by doctors.
Motivation and Education
WHO recommended regimen. The doctors
& social workers motivate and educate newly
registered TB patients about this disease, benefits
of right line of treatment, dangers of not taking
treatment or giving it up prematurely.
This is a big menace world
over. Those patients who do not complete the treatment
but give up in between for any reason are called
defaulters. TB is resistant or incurable because
of them. A team of social workers trace these
defaulters & bring them back to treatment.