Proposal For Scaling Up Services of Management of MDR-TB Approved

by VR Sreeraman on  March 4, 2011 at 9:05 PM Indian Health News
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The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the proposal of Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry for scaling up services for diagnosis, care and management of drug resistant tuberculosis under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) with assistance from Global Fund at an estimated cost of Rs.649.02 crore.
 Proposal For Scaling Up Services of Management of MDR-TB Approved
Proposal For Scaling Up Services of Management of MDR-TB Approved
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The upgradation envisages procurement of second line drugs, scaling up of laboratory services and provision of technical assistance.

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With the scaling up of diagnosis, care and management services for Multi Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB), the RNTCP shall establish 43 state of the art laboratories using latest diagnostic technologies throughout the country.

The project shall also scale up care and management of MDR-TB in the country resulting in the initiation of treatment of 55,000 cases.

The project shall continue till September 2015.

Source: ANI
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