DOTS clinic inaugurated at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital by Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society

DOTS clinic inaugurated at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital by Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society 

Unique experiment under PPP model with Delhi’s first large tertiary care private hospital with an aim to eliminate tuberculosis from India by 2025.

Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society today inaugurated Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) clinic at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. On this occasion, a CME on Tuberculosis Control was also held in hospital premises.

Speaking on this occasion, Shri Ashok Chandra, Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Trust Society said, “Our hospital is always in the forefront for partnering with the government’s various health initiatives. I am sure that this DOTS clinic will help in government’s effort to eliminate tuberculosis by 2025.”

According to Dr. D.S. Rana, Chairman (Board of Management), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said, “In an effort to systematically engage with the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) through public-private partnership, this DOTS clinic will help in providing treatment under one roof for  patients suffering from all forms of Tuberculosis coming to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.”

Dr. Rana further added, “Under this PPP model, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital will provide infrastructure and trained manpower. Medicines and investigations will be provided free of cost under RNTCP. In addition to this, all patients undergoing treatment at this DOTS clinic will get Rs. 500/- per month directly in their accounts for improved nutrition under NIKSHAY POSHAN YOJANA of the government.“

According to Dr. Ashwini Khanna, State Tuberculosis Officer, RNTCP, “This will be an unique experiment under PPP model with Delhi’s first large tertiary care private hospital with an aim to eliminate tuberculosis from India by 2025. “