Lab technician Awadesh Kumar at work
- The majority of TB patients come from the lower and poorer castes such as the Manjhis,
- Chaudharies, Ravidas.
- Since 1999 MAITRI has provided free food to 1,312 TB patients.
- MAITRI has taken care of 28 seriously ill patients at its hospital and successfully
- released 15.
- MAITRI has contacted 4,902 villages and 3,996,282 population through its IEC
- campaigns and 1,506 medical practitioners and 9,345 other community members
- through its IPC activities.
- MAITRI has regularly distributed TB drugs quarterly from the District TB Centre to the 7 TB units in the district and monthly from the TB units to the Primary Health Centres or as required by the District TB Officer (DTO).
- MAITRI has regularly attended monthly meetings at the DTC.
The TB ward at MAITRI
|MAITRI TB Treatment and Control programs : the road ahead
- MAITRI shall maintain the network of DOT providers as required by the State Health Society.
- MAITRI shall supervise RNTCP activities in the entire district as required by the State Health Society.
- MAITRI shall continue providing the distribution of TB drugs to all TB centres in the district as required by the District Health Society.
- MAITRI shall maintain the activity of its pathological laboratory also in the service of people from other areas of the district.
- MAITRI will continue providing Humanitarian Aid to poorer patients.
- With your support TB patients from lower and impoverished castes in rural areas can continue to receive vital TB treatment including essential nutritional supplements.
- With your support TB patients, who currently do not have access to MAITRI’s TB program, will acquire a fundamental right – the right to have access to primary health care treatment…. with your help it can become a reality…
Consigning sputum samples to MAITRI lab
The field worker checks MDT boxes at a DOT provider
Field worker supervises a TB patient and her DOT provider
Two young TB patients hospitalized at the ward
Dr Suresh trains MAITRI field workers