Launch of C-DOT programme in communities
July 27, 2015 12:41 am
The Ministry of Health, National TB Programme has launched the Community Directly Observed Treatment (C-DOT) at the Public Health Managers Mid-Year Meeting for 2015.
The launch of C-DOT is part of the Public Health Initiatives for better TB control efforts.
TB patients who follow C DOT will be able to return to their communities once they no longer pose an infectious risk.
In engaging into this effort, communities will play a bigger role in helping cure TB patients, reduce undue stigma, ensure greater and sustained treatment completion rates and reduce financial burdens on patients.
The NTP urges the community to present themselves early to their nearest health facility if they have been coughing for two weeks or more and are displaying other symptoms of TB such as frequent night sweats.
Other symptoms of TB include unexplained loss of weight and fever.