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Odisha Improves TB Rank

While Odisha has performed much better in Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) for which State Ranking has gone up in this regard, and district like Malkangiri has showed best results.

In fact Odisha was the 24th State in the list, targeted intervention and continuous monitoring has resulted in improvement of State ranking to 13th position during December, 2018 to September, 2019.

This was revealed in State level RNTCP Quarterly Review held under the chairmanship of Shalini Pandit, Mission Director (MD) National Health Mission (NHM) here on 3 October.

Pursuing  quality DOTS expansion and enhancement, by improving the case finding are cure through an effective patient-centered approach to reach all patients, especially the poor has been the motto of RNTCP and Odisha has taken lead, thanks to overdrive of Ms.Pandit and the Team.

Efforts of Top Performing Districts like Malkangiri, Rayagada and Cuttack  was applauded and District Program Coordinators of these districts took special initiatives to bring in improvement, said sources.

Looking at the improved performance and interest among the District program Coordinators, MD NHM Ms.Pandit has urged to target for Rank One sor the State in RNTCP.

She reviewed all the indicators like Treatment Success Rate, Tuberculosis Notification Achievement, Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT)  for Nutritional Support to Tuberculosis Patients Nikshay Poshan Yojana (NPY) and Spending on the RNTCP.

NPY-DBT is needed to be accelerated and payment of incentive at least to 80 Percent of the targeted beneficiaries.
 
Similarly ensuring at least 75 treatment success rate of TB against total TB Notification in the District was urged in the meeting.

District Program Coordinators has been assigned target to achieve under various indicators and they were instructed to achieve the target, said a senior official.

Expenditure against Budget at least 75 Percent of the approved Budget was stipulated for the Districts, sources said.

Ms.Pandit reviewed TB-HIV Co-Morbidity related activities in presence of officials of Odisha State AIDS Control Society (OSACS).

Establishment of robust sample transportation system both in Public and Private Sector requires improvement for which Districts were asked to consider any of the sample transport mechanism like Hub and Spoke, Public Private Partnership (PPP), Postal Services and Human Carrier etc.

In order to make available Human Resources for RNTCP, all the districts were asked to fill up all sanctioned posts by December as majority districts have failed on this count barring Cuttack, Mayurbhanj and Kandhamal.

All the districts were instructed to ensure all Drug Resistant (DR) TB Patients are initiated with treatment within 15 days of diagnosis in their own DR TB Wards.
 
 
 
 


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