High prevalence of Tuberculosis with its high death rates in our block is an indicator of poor socio-economic condition of the people including those who belong to tribal communities.
TB control programmes are well coordinated between clinic activities and field activities. Special TB clinics are run once a month in both health centres (fixed days set aside). TB patients are provided health education, emotional support, counselling and support. Patients are also provided with a travelling allowance for bus fare, transport facilities when needed and nutritious diet. All TB patients are also given take-home nutrition supplements along with the drug supply. The TB control program is supplemented by a unique patient tracking system of reminder postcards to the villages with patients. World TB Day on March 24 every year is celebrated in both centres with much publicity and is an occasion for mass health education and public meeting.