Lucknow: The state government is continuously working to realize the resolve of CM Yogi Adityanath to make Uttar Pradesh TB free. In this sequence, under the National Tuberculosis Eradication Programme, the Yogi government will conduct a special campaign in the state from November 23 to December 5 to search for TB patients from door to door.
There is a plan to conduct door-to-door screening by preparing microplans for 20 percent of urban, rural settlements and high-risk areas of every district. After screening, sputum and other necessary tests of potential patients will be done. If found positive, treatment will be started immediately.
Investigation will be done from schools to markets
Dr. Pinky Joval, Mission Director of National Health Mission-Uttar Pradesh, has issued a letter to all the District Magistrates of the state and provided necessary guidelines in this regard. Orphanage, old age home, Nari Niketan, child protection home, madrassa, Navodaya Vidyalaya, prison, identified places like vegetable market, fruit market, labor market, under construction projects, brick kilns, stone crushers, quarries, weekly markets etc. are also included in the campaign. Has been done
To eliminate TB, it is very important to increase the scope of testing and start treatment early. Blood sugar, UDST and HIV of confirmed TB patients will also be tested and their details will be updated on the Nikshay portal. TB patients are given Rs 500 every month for proper nutrition during treatment. Apart from this, Nikshay Mitra is also associated with them, so that during the treatment, they can get nutritional support as well as emotional support.
Don’t panic if TB is confirmed
Joint Director (Tuberculosis)/State Tuberculosis Control Program Officer Dr. Shailendra Bhatnagar says that if cough is coming for more than two weeks, fever persists, weight is decreasing, loss of appetite, then definitely get tested for TB. . Its testing is done free of cost in government hospitals. If TB is confirmed in the test, do not panic because its complete cure is possible. Take the medicine regularly as prescribed by the doctor.
Its medicine can be obtained free of cost from TB hospital, DOT center or local ASHA worker. Keep in mind that the medicine should not be left midway, otherwise TB can take a serious form. In such a situation, treatment may take a long time. Dr. Bhatnagar says that this time the full cooperation of Panchayat representatives will also be taken in the Active Tuberculosis Patient Search Campaign (ACF). Village heads are already prepared to play an active role in the direction of TB-free Panchayat.