TB free Srinagar
With the efforts of J&K administration and health department Srinagar inches closer to TB Free status: District attains TB score of 93%, NNT to test one TB patient is 58 and reduction in drug sale is over 80%.
Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar directed the Officers to further improve the efforts to deal with gaps and work in close coordination to achieve the goal of TB free Srinagar. He also emphasized on ensuring that all TB care services are effectively delivered on ground to achieve TB Free Status for Srinagar by strictly adhering to the NTEP Guidelines.
While reviewing the operational plan and progress about implementation of Ni-Kshay Mitra initiative, the DC was informed that as many as 188 Ni-Kshay Mitra and there are 23 TB cases at District TB Centre, Srinagar that have been adopted by various donors.
The said the Ni-Kshay Mitra initiative has been launched under Pradhan Mantri TB Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan launched with the view to combat challenges of Tuberculosis through multi-sectoral response envisioned to bring together all community stakeholders to provide additional patient support to improve treatment outcomes of TB patient.
He was given a detailed PowerPoint presentation regarding activities being undertaken in public and private sector engagement under National TB Elimination Programme during the year 2023 till date viz TB Notification, TB Score Index, achievement of Programme Indicators, Nikshay Poshan Yojana and Drug Sale Data etc.