*DDC reviewed the progress and implementation of National Tuberculosis Elimination Program in the district* _Directs the concerned to work in coordination, for the proper implementation of the program_

Publish Date : 14/01/2020
DODA, January 06:
District Development Commissioner Doda,Dr Sagar D Doifode who is also the Chairman of the District Tuberculosis Society,today chaired the meeting of the concerned officers to review the progress and implementation of the NTEP in the district.
The meeting was attended by CMO Doda(Vice ChairmanDTS), Member Secretary DTS,MS DH Doda,BMO’s besides by the other concerned officials of the District Tuberculosis Society.
During the meeting through powerpoint presentation, the DDC was apprised about the achievements made under the aforementioned program across the district during the previous year,besides also sought the information about the number of cases found positive and treated under the program and also took stock of infrastructure requirements, besides reviewed the DBT status under Nikshay Poshan Yojana.
DDC shows overall dissatisfaction in the implementation of the program which aims at total elimination of the tuberculosis besides ask them to revise the targets in tune with the national incidence rate of Tuberculosis.
He also exhorted upon the concerned authorities to work in synergy with the BMO’S and reframe the targets at block level so that actual position will come to know and action plan can be framed accordingly in this regard.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier this program was named as RNTCP(Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme) and now after 1st January 2020 the name of the program has been changed to NTEP(National Tuberculosis Elimination Program).