Department of TB & Respiratory Diseases

OPD Schedule (8am to 1.30 pm)*

DAYS CONSULTANT/S
MONDAY PROF S C MATAH
TUESDAY PROF S K AGARWAL
WEDNESDAY Dr. J.K MISHRA
THURSDAY DR G N SRIVASTAVA
FRIDAY DR J K SAMARIA
SATURDAY DR J K MISHRA 1st/3rd/5th
Prof S.K.Agrawal 2nd / 4th

 

TUBERCULOSIS:

The treatment of Tuberculosis, both pulmonary and extrapulmonary is free of cost. We are providing high quality Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) -DOTS (Directly observed therapy short-course) services where entire course of treatment is totally free. Tubercular patients are also provided 75% concession in train fare. Patients have to come to the DOTS centre, chest ward of SS Hospital or Chest OPD (room no. 106) on any working day. Three sputum examinations have to be done (spot, overnight, and spot) for which person has to stay for one night as on 2nd day patient has to give overnight and spot sputum. Diagnosis of Pulmonary tuberculosis is made by 3 sputum examination and not by Chest X-ray. If all 3 sputum specimens are negative for acid-fast bacilli (bacteria causing tuberculosis) the patient is treated for 10 to 14 days with broad spectrum antibiotics such as co-trimoxazole. Care is taken to prescribe only those antibiotics which do not have anti-tubercular activity. Sputum examination is being done free of cost. Standard quality anti-tuberculosis drugs are provided free of cost and patient has to take medicines in front of staff of DOTS centre (supervised therapy). This treatment is being followed in more than 126 countries of the world.