Medanta has introduced a model to improve the diagnosis of Tuberculosis in the underserved rural areas, in order to eradicate or at least substantially reduce the burden of this deadly disease which is widely prevalent in our country. Over the next five years, Medanta will drive this campaign with full commitment and hope to achieve this target by 2020.
25% of the total number of TB cases in the world live in India
50% of cases can be picked up to start treatment
India has 180 TB positive cases per 100,000
Each of the 21 districts of Haryana will be divided into five clusters of four districts each and one van will be used per cluster; all the 21 districts will be covered over a five-year period using five vans equipped with X-Ray machines. For each patient diagnosed with Pulmonary TB, at least 10 other people are saved from contracting the disease by direct spread through sputum
Mission TB-Free Haryana is a collaborative effort between Medanta - The Medicity, the Government of Haryana, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the Central TB Division of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. The US Ambassador Richard R. Verma, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Haryana Chief Minister
Govt. of Haryana
Ministry of health & family welfare
The mission received a major fillip on 1st December 2015 with specially equipped mobile vans, donated by the Oriental Bank of Commerce being pressed into service. These vans were fitted with a digital chest X-ray and CB - NAAT machine and other diagnostics and have been visiting Primary Health Centre's run by the Government to perform chest X-Rays for patients suspected of having Pulmonary Tuberculosis.
The first phase of Mission TB-Free Haryana started on 1st December, 2015, spanning five districts of the state as detailed below. The results of the mission for three months (Dec ‘15 - Feb ‘16) is shown in the graph below. 618 suspected TB Patients were screened during this period, of which 244 were diagnosed positive on digital chest X-Ray through the Medanta Mobile Van and started on DOTS
Mission TB Free Haryana’, an initiative by Medanta – The Medicity, launched to support the Government of India’s substantial programme of eradicating Tuberculosis has successfully completed a year since its inception on 20th November’ 15. An event, presided over by Shri Anil Vij, the Honorable Health Minister of India along with several dignitaries including Mr. Jonathan Addleton, USAID/India Mission Director from US Embassy and Dr. David Ford from Scarborough, UK among others, was organized to commemorate the same occasion. An addition of five new digitally - furnished vans was announced on this day. This was followed by a meeting between the Government’s District TB Officers and Medanta’s doctors to further formulate plans and strategies for achieving the desired goal.
The next phase will commence in early - 2017. The initial districts to be included will be Faridabad, Bhiwani, Rohtak, Sonepat and Mahendragarh.
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