Training on RNTCP held in Gomati District
Udaipur,27February,2017:Technical and Operational guideline Training on RNTCP held in Gomati District today in which more than twenty health officials from Gomati District have experienced many things regarding Revised National TB Control Programme . The programme is bassically three days training programme on technical and operational guidelines for implementation of Revised National TB Control Programme throughout District organized by Gomati District TB Cell held at Training cum Meeting hall of Tripurasundari Sub Divisional Hospital.Three days Training Programme, has started on Thursday and it will be concluded on Saturday. The programme is the part of the revised guidelines conceptualized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department to roll out the programme and treatment protocol to fight tuberculosis, said Dr. Debashis Das, District Tuberculosis Officer of Gomati District. Dr. Niru Mohan Jamatia, District Chief Medical Officer, inaugurated the training programme.Dr. Dhrubhajyoti Deka, WHO Consultant of Tuberculosis, mainly imparted the training programme. Dr.Deka focuses important thinks in the programme, the important things are the active cases finding among key population focusing on children, miners, mobile populations, urban populations, prisoners, rural populations and people who use drugs, recognize that reaching everyone with services, diagnostics, treatment and care is essential to end the TB epidemic, introduction and installation of new diagnostic technology in Gomati District TB Unit of cartridge-based nucelic acid amplification test (CBNAAT) which give specific result within two hours, introduction of Bedaquiline (BDQ), new class of drug for drug resistance TB patients and most importantly rolling out of daily regimen for HIV-TB Combined patients in Gomati District. Tripura has been selected for introduction of administering daily regimen of drug for TB Patients in daily basis in second phase. A fixed dose combination of drugs will be given daily to tuberculosis (TB) patients will be introduced within 2017 Dr. Deka informed. In first phase Maharashtra, along with Bihar, Kerala, Sikkim, and Himachal Pradesh has been selected for rolling out the new protocol. As of now, RNTCP adopted thrice-weekly regimen for treatment of TB. Gomati District has now more than 170 TB Patients. Dr. Niru Mohan Jamatia has requested all Medical Officers to increase case detection in all health facilities. Those underwent the training included Medical Officer, senior treatment supervisors and others. Dr. Abhijit Das, State Medical Officer of TB Cell, Dr. S. K. Das, ex District TB Officer of Gomati District were also present in the training programme.