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Organization Contact Information

Street 1: 35/1A, Old Ballygunge 1st lane,
Street 2:
City: Kolkata
Province: West Bengal
Post Code: 700019
Country: India
Phone: 033 2287 1917
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Gitanjali
Last Name: Saha
Title: Saha
Phone: 98311 89245

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Mandira
Last Name: Mallik
Title: Mallik
Phone: 9830778480

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:
GRECALTES was established in the year 1975 with the aim to render service to the ailing downtrodden community.
•To diagnose early and treat all available Leprosy, Tuberculosis and TB with HIV patients to interrupt the transmission of the disease , cure the patients by treatment using modern drug therapy combination.
•Assist leprosy patients as far as possible and in various ways their physical and socio economic rehabilitation or prevent their dehabilitation.
•Regular persuasion and motivation of patients to reduce drop- out rate of both Leprosy and Tuberculosis patients under treatment to prevent drug resistance.
•To organize Health Education so that community is made more aware of root causes of disease and ill health and their prevention.
•To help policy makers (NLEP, RNTCP) through Research activities with the state agencies to analyze the situation.
Tuberculosis is a burning problem of India. 1/5th of total global load of TB are in India. So to make India free of TB we are working for the purpose.
•GRECALTES started its Anti TB Activities since 1991.
•After resurgence of TB around the World and as DOTs is the breakthrough, our organization has been engaged in RNTCP since 1999.

RNTCP Activities under GRECALTES:

1.We are running 3 DMC at GRECALTES (HQ), 35/ 1A, Old Ballygunge 1st lane, Kolkata-87, GRECALTES, 23Market Street, Kolkata-87 and HAU-3 of Maheshtala Municipality.

2.7 TB DOTs Centres at different locality of Kolkata.

3.Sputum collection and transportation from 6 different places of Kolkata under Tangra T.U, Alipore T.U, Tollygunge T.U and Boral T.U.

4. Regular IEC

5. In 2012-13, we have detected and treated 315 TB patients, among them 14 patients are diagnosed as TB with HIV, and 4 patients are diagnosed as MDR TB. They are under treatment of GRECALTES.

• To discuss the state of art scenario .
• To exchange ideas of leaders in this field and other delegates for better implementation of NLEP and RNTCP.n
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Provision of drugs, diagnostics and commodities
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Attendance at a TB related event
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Resource mobilization
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
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:
Community mobilization through regular ACSM program to increase voluntary reporting to DOTs clinic and popularity of DOTs so that people avoid PMP.
TB treatment through community club.
Sensitization of PMP to involve them in RNTCP.
running Designated Microscopy Centre in two districts,Sputum collection and transportation to help RNTCP.
Research Work.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: India
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


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:
GRECALTES is working to control TB since 1991 under the guidance of NTCP and now we are working under RNTCP,INDIA since 1999. We are working in Kolkata District and South 24 paraganas District.

Drug-Resistant TB:
Since 2010 we are taking care of Drug Resistant TB

Since 2010 we are taking care of TB with HIv as per National Program


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: June 7, 2013
Last updated: July 22, 2013