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Name: Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre
Street 1: Pavagada
Street 2: Vivekananda Nagar
City: Pavagada
Province: Karnataka
Post Code: 561202
Country: India
Phone: 918136244290
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Swami
Last Name: Japananda
Title: Chairman
Phone: 918136244290

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Chandrakala
Last Name: G.R.
Title: Chief Medical Officer
Phone: 918136244030

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
Swami Vivekananda Integrated Rural Health Centre is dedicated to work for Tuberculosis in the most remote area of Southern part of India. The institution is having 30-beds with all the facilities to take care of complicated tuberculosis patients. The centre also is working as a TB unit covering population 5 lakhs under RNTCP. The organization also has undertaken providing technical support team for RNTCP programme at 2 districts i.e. Tumkur and Bangalore Urban covering population nearly 50 lakhs. The institution is being monitored by an expert Tuberculosis officer who has undergone the special training at Tokyo (Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Kyoshesi) under Colombo plan with an award of WHO fellowship in the year 1981. He has also worked as Joint Director (TB). The institution has also undertaken DOTS programme in the way back 1998. At present the institution is also having facilities to treat the associated other health ailments of TB patients for referred cases from the area of our TB Unit. The monitoring of the entire programme of RNTCP with the support of the Technical Support Team.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 100 +
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: India
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Our institution is working for Tuberculosis programme for the past two decades. We started TB programme under NTP i.e. National TB Programme. Now, after seeing our activities and involvement the Govt. of India has selected our institution as the TB Unit which is working for 5 lakh population in the most remote area of our state. The RNTCP has made a great impact not only in the region but also in the state level where the highest number of cases have been dealt through our institution with maintaining the international standards of laboratory facilities etc. The institution also working for HIV / AIDS programme. The institution is the only centre for the entire area where people are getting their treatment / hospital care with the best experienced doctors and paramedics. The Government has considered our institution as one of the best NGO working for RNTCP in the state. The consolidated report gives an idea about the magnanimity of the work which is being carried out through this institution. According to the latest consolidated report the institution has registered 9590 cases out of which 6070 cases are declared as cured / treatment completed. The institution has adopted many innovative methodologies to keep the defaulter rate low. One of the innovative methodology is to provide the nutritious food / ration for the positive cases till they become cured. The system is being appreciated by the authorities of the government and we are continuing to help the cured TB patients by providing them rehabilitation and support to maintain their day-to-day life. Since the institution is dedicated to work for the poorest of the poor in the rural scenario where most of the patients come from a very poor background. The institution which is running a 30-bed hospital exclusively to treat TB patients who requires emergency care and treatment are being provided with best facilities along with food. By seeing these activities undertaken by our organisation the hon'ble government has selected us to involve in numerous programmes of Tuberculosis in other areas also. We would like to serve the society in a best manner by detecting early and treating them properly without compromising the quality of care and treatment.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
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Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
We feel that the success of RNTCP remains on DOTS only. Unless we strengthen the DOTS system by involving the community at large there will be a good result of patient not becoming defaulter. Our experience shows that the DOTS is the only way to treat TB patients specially in the rural areas. We have found the patient also needs humanitarian approach than the clinical way of treating. It is therefore we feel that the DOTS system should be handled with utmost care and planning.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Drug resistant cases are becoming more and more due to the negligence and mis-management of the programme. Unless we start with a clear understanding between the patient and the institution / individual who handles the patient with utmost commitment and dedication. It is also to be noted that the communication will play a great role in the programme. Unless we develop a special drive to give the informations to the concerned patients about the duration of the treatment, reactions and any related issues while consuming the anti-TB drugs. Therefore, we feel that if there is a MDR case then the mistake should be accepted by the concerned workers who have failed in providing the basic informations of the disease.

It is to be noted that atleast 10-15% of the AFB positive cases are suseptible for HIV and the other way also we have found cases in HIV where the laboratory tests have shown the number of cases with TB having HIV. It is our main responsibility to see that the AFB positive cases are being treated properly by giving all the necessary health education in this regard. In the same way the HIV cases also to be handled by giving the necessary instructions and advices. The lack of health education is leading for getting more and more HIV/TB co-infectious cases.

Laboratory Strengthening:
Laboratory plays a great role in the Tuberculosis programme. Therefore, it is necessary for the organisers to have the best microscope with all the necessary ingredients and very important is the water, electricity etc. Unless we take care these important issues the lab will not function as per the expectations of the programme officer. It is very important that laboratory should have all the necessary equipments with spacious lab where one can work without any difficulties and restrains.


Declaration of interests:
We have studied all the contents of the declaration which has been provided by Stop TB Partnership Forum. We are abide by the rules and regulations of the Stop TB Forum. However we will strive our best to involve ourselves in the programmes of RNTCP as per the guidelines of WHO. We will also would like to involve and participate in the global partnership Forum's seminars to get more information and methodologies to improve the quality of our projects. We also would like to exchange our experiences with the other partners of the Global Forum.

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Last updated: September 2, 2011