Dimapur, February 3: Dimapur District’s National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme has been carrying out active case-finding of TB in individuals under Dimapur District led by Dr Benchilo Ngullie, DTO Dimapur. Active case finding is an activity to reach the unreached in a campaign mode to enhance TB case finding.
According to the District Programme Management Unit, Dimapur, vulnerable areas have been mapped and house to house case-finding activity is being carried out to screen for people having TB symptoms like cough, fever, sudden weight loss, night sweating and to get tested by CBNAAT for early and definitive diagnosis of TB and rifampicin resistance.
Active case-finding (ACF), an activity carried out every year since 2017, is an important complementary strategy to accelerate case detection to achieve the national goal to eliminate TB by 2025. Active case-finding is provider-initiated and systematic searching for TB in individuals who would not otherwise seek health services, and bringing them into care for diagnosis and treatment. The ACF strategy may be both economically and epidemiologically relevant and may bring down the level of transmission, the DPMU said.
The ACF were conducted at Central Jail, Sub-jail, Ura Villa Colony, 4th to 6th Mile stone quarries, Day & Night Shelter Home and Miqlat Ministry Center Singrijan. Three TB cases were detected during the ACF and they have been initiated for treatment. (Page News Service)