State’s first TB patients daily regimen in Sehore from today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Sep 2017 10:24:50


 

Staff Reporter,

Senior health officers appreciate efforts of the Sehore’s District TB Officer to take lead in starting daily regimen first

The State’s first daily regimen for TB patients will be started in Sehore from Friday. The health department had asked all Government district hospitals to start daily regimen for the TB patients but Sehore district hospital would be first have preparations to start it from today. It will be big achievements to the hospital. Senior health officers appreciate efforts of the Sehore’s District TB Officer to take lead in starting daily regimen first. On Thursday, adequate drugs to start daily regimen were reached to Sehore.


According to information, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and other physicians had also demanded to start daily regimen for the TB patients in state in order to increase success of cure TB among the HIV positive patients and other TB patients. As there is target of eradicating TB in country as 2015. In many countries the daily regimen system has been started.


What is daily regimen is that till the date, the TB patients were given drugs in every three days, it also made 85 to 90 per cent success in TB patients. Now with daily regimen, the TB patients will be given drugs on daily basis to increase success rate of TB patients more than it. However, in starting daily regimen, the drugs’ consumption will be more than what is at present.


In this connection, Dr Atul Kharate, State TB Officer wrote to Dr Kaushal Kumar the other day to supply drugs from State Drugs Store to the districts. It will be the responsibility of Dr Kaushal Kumar to ensure adequate drugs by the district TB officers under daily regimen system to be started.


According to State TB Officer, the transportation agreement of Messer City air linker has been extended for three months from September 7. The drugs supply to the districts will be started from State TB Drugs store, Idgah hills.


When contacted Dr Atul Kharate, State TB Officer, said that daily regimen system is to be started in all districts. It is good that Sehore’s District TB Officer has lead in case and it is appreciating that they will start daily regimen system from Friday. Till the date, the TB patients are given drugs in every three days but with beginning of daily regimen system, the TB patients will be given drugs every day. It was even demand of the IMA and physicians , he said.