The Community Health Department has been recognized as an authorized DOTS centre with a dedicated DOTS provider.Once a patient shows signs of TB they are referred for laboratory tests to St.Stephens or other government hospitals.If the patient comes back with a red card i.e TB positive they are kept on DOTS treatment. The PHC houses a cabin where all the boxes of patients are kept with their names written on them.With stigma being attached to the disease , the cabin provided satisfactory levels of privacy as can be expected in a PHC. The Table below provides the Clinic statistics based on the two OPD days.
Aims & Objectives
- To achieve and maintain a cure rate of at least 90% among newly detected infections (new sputum smear positive) cases.
- To achieve and maintain detection of at least 90% of such cases in the population.