National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP)

For better supervision and monitoring of programme there is Sub District Unit within the District Level. As per norm it is necessary to have one Sub District Unit with 2.5 lakhs population & in case of Inaccessible tribal area with 1.25 lakhs population. One Sub-district unit will have one Medical officer (TB Control), one Senior Treatment Supervisor and one senior Tuberculosis Lab. Supervisor.

Presently state has 18 (Seventeen) Sub-District TB Unit.

  • TB (Tuberculosis) Unit
  • West District- 03.
  • South District- 02.
  • North District -03.
  • Dhalai District-03.
  • Shipahijala District- 02
  • Gomati District -02
  • Unakoti District -02
  • Khowai District -01.

Total number of MOTC at present is - 18 (Eighteen) one for each TB Unit, all are State Govt. Staff & Trained.
Total nos. of Senior Treatment Supervisor - 19 (Nineteen), all are Contractual & Trained.
Total nos. of Senior Tuberculosis Laboratory Supervisor- 13 (Thirteen) all are Contractual & Trained.

Total nos of DMCs District wise(59 nos.)

  • West District- 10.
  • South District- 09.
  • Dhalai District-09.
  • Khowai-03
  • Shipahijala-08
  • Unakoti-05
  • North Dist-05
  • Gomati -10

LIST OF DMCs under RNTCP

  • Lab. Tech from RNTCP -11 indifferent district and 03(Three) TB-HV staffs are Posted at AMC area & 2(Two) under Medical colleges also from RNTCP.
  • Above Designated Microscopy Centre (DMC) there are also Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) centre where patients swallow Medicines in presence of Multipurpose workers/ASHA.
  • All sub centers are DOT centre in addition some places are utilized as dot centers as per convenience of patients & community volunteers. Total DOT centre are more than 998 nos.

Physical Achievement.

Indicators 
Achievement (2018-19)  
Achievement (2019-20) 
Target (2020-21) 
Achievement (2020-21) December
Presumptive TB Screening done 
28087 
34664 
31200 
12604
New Sputum Positive Detection 
1570 
1539 
2925 
698
Total TB Case Notification  
2864 
3030 
3500 
1467
Universal Drug Susceptibility Test (UDST) 
1461 
2453 
2450 
1431
MDR TB 
27 
31 
27 

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Nodal DR-TB Centre

  • Treatment for Drug resistance TB cases has been extended throughout the DR-TB Centre established at Agartala Govt Medical College at State level in the year 2011-12.

DR-TB activities-

  • DR-TB Center Committee for AGMC & GBP Hospital, Agartala DOT Plus already formed by the authority.
  • Treatment for Drug Resistant TB Cases has been initiated in the State in 4th Qtr of 2011

The Microbiology department of Agartala Govt Medical College has been identified by Govt of India as a Culture and DST Laboratory which will cater to diagnostic and follow-up needs of Drug Resistant TB patients of the state.

Programmatic Management of Drug Resistant TB (PMDT) Activities CB-NAAT Machines (Latest Molecular technology to detect TB / MDR-TB) installed (6nos.) under RNTCP at
  1. DTC, Dhalai
  2. Dharmanagar Hospital (North Dist.)
  3. Santirbazar Dist. Hospital (South District)
  4. DTC, Gomati Dist.
  5. AGMC & GBP Hospital
  6. Tripura Medical College.

TB-HIV Collaborative Activities, 2020 (Upto November)-

  • Total Notified TB Patients in 2020-2021 – 1467 nos.
  • Patients with known HIV status – 1175 nos.
  • TB HIV Co-infected – 19 nos

  • Other priority areas

    • Strengthening of service delivery
    • Infrastructure of maintenance
    • Supply of drugs and equipments
    • Strengthening of health care providers