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Dear all,Please see the exciting news that GeneXpert, a test that can rapidlydiagnose TB and resistance to rifampicin, is now available free ofcost in Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata.
It's available free of cost at lahore Karachi Quetta Peshawar too in Pakistan
Thanks to Erica and Irfan for sharing this information.I suppose that actual expenses are supported by Global Fund.Am I wrong or do you have another funder ?Regards
Thanks Erica and Irfan.Could you please provide details of itLike who is funding it and what's the procedure to avail it.I work in a rural setting and see a lot of TB patients .Regards
Hi all,As mentioned in the flyers attached to the original post, the project isfunded by support from USAID and the US CDC. The project is implemented inpartnership with the Indian RNTCP, FIND, and NIRT.The flyer contains a referral form and instructions-- it is not clear to methat someone outside of these cities could refer patients to them butperhaps Dr. Pai can weigh in and share any other information on how doctorscan take advantage of the program.Best,Erica-----Erica Lessem, MPHDirector, TB/HIV ProjectTreatment Action Group261 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2110New York, NY 10016 USAtel: +22.214.171.12422mobile: +1.617.827.2461fax: +126.96.36.19923www.treatmentactiongroup.orgFor the latest news in TB, check out http://tbonline.info/Please consider giving to TAG when you do your online shopping: makepurchases through Amazon via smile.amazon.com. Click on the link to changethe charity and enter T A G Treatment Action Group, and select TAG; as longas you enter via smile.amazon.com, this preference will be saved and 0.5%of all your purchases will go to TAG.
Dear all, Apologies-- it was brought to my attention that the original attachments did not go through. I am trying again here. I also have a bit more information about the program and how to get in touch with sites. These are public sector facilities and the testing is free for kids “suspected of TB” in the 0-14 years age group. Someone needs to show up at the facility with a sample and a fully filled form (which is given in the flyer attached), and they get test free, irrespective of place of residence. However, for logistical reasons the project generally does not encourage referrals from outside the project areas i.e. the 4 cities – challenging to follow-up with such cases and link them with care; not cost effective from them, etc. However, there has been no refusal on this ground. NDTBC Delhi: New Delhi Tuberculosis Centre,Jawaharlal Nehru Marg,Delhi Gate,New Delhi – 110002Contact No: +91-9899249176; +91-7859907266 IRL Hyderabad: CBNAAT LabState TB Demonstration & Training CentreIrramnuma, Beside Govt. General & Chest Hospital,S.R Nagar, Hyderabad-500038Contact No: 91-9985066444; +91-9160729988; +91-8886004786; +91-966632089 IRL Kolkata: Intermediate Reference Laboratory, Kolkata2nd Floor of Dr. B.C. Roy Post Graduate Institute for Paediatric Science,38, Badan Roy Lane, Kolkata-700010(Behind Beleghata ID Hospital Emergency Gate)Contact No: Lab Coordinator, Mob : +91-9831282429 NIRT Chennai: National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis,(formerly Tuberculosis Research Center)No.1, Sathyamoorthy Road, Chetput,Chennai-600 031Contact No: +91-9884408955
Impressive! The preliminary reports show that free access to Xpert testing doubled the TB detection rate in Indian children and identified a lot of MDR-TB. That’s a big deal when we’re talking about little people that are among the most vulnerable and difficult to diagnose of all our patients. I think, most importantly though, this project is another reminder that we can make major impacts on the TB epidemic if we muster the political will to do so. We have the tools to stop TB. We must want to apply them. We must demand it.It would be interesting to know how this project is being received by the Indian government and whether it can be sustained and expanded without external supports.
If the detection rates are so high, then they should try to expand this test to other regions in India and net to make it available nationwide.
please MR Irfain Guide me where can I get a free genxpert test in lahore because i couldnt find it.....I am very tensed and waiting for your reply... Thankyou
Dear sirIts free for TB suspect in evry Medical college and 25 distt hospital inBihar .
Great AchievementGreat Team at workGreat Challenge still somewhat remains : focus on monitoring andsupervision , follow up and action taken reports.
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