The biannual review meeting with partner NGOs involved in RNTCP and the 3rd quarterly review meeting of the revised national TB control programme (RNTCP) was held on October 12 and13 respectively at directorate of health and family welfare conference hall, Kohima.
This quarter the state may possibly achieve the target of 82% case detection rate (CDR) and 92% success rate (SR) which is much higher than the expected national targets.
The 19 NGOs participating in the programme were mostly from areas where the RNTCP set up is inaccessible, and as a result of which, they have taken up various schemes such as sputum collection and transport, ACSM (Advocacy Communication & Social mobilization), TB/HIV, slum scheme etc.
The NGOs present at the meeting gave a presentation on the various activities that was undertaken during the year.
State TB officer, Dr. K T Lotha while appreciating the contribution made by the NGOs urged them to further strengthen their efforts in reaching out to the suspected TB patients residing in the community. The NGOs were also assured of support and technical guidance from the programme
The following day at the 3rd quarterly review meeting, Dr. K T Lotha gave a presentation on the state activities during the quarter followed by a review of the state’s performance. Except for Phek, Longleng and Zunheboto, all the other eights districts were in the target zone.
Dr. Palash Talukdar, north east RNTCP consultant who was present at the meeting while lauding the state for their commendable performance, at the same time, encouraged the poor performing districts to improve further.
Dr. John Sweyievisa, joint director, was the chairperson on both the days.
Dr. Apichetla, MO state cell pronounced the vote of thanks.