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Organization Contact Information

Name: Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences
Street 1: (A Unit of Madras Medical Mission)
Post Code: 605014
Country: India
Phone: +914132656271
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Anil Jacob
Last Name: Purty
Title: Professor of Community Medicine & Registrar, PIMS, Vice Chairman RNTCP NTF (India)
Phone: +919442233460

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr.
First Name: Zile
Last Name: Singh
Title: Professor and HOD of Community Medicine, Chairperson RNTCP STF (Puducherry)
Phone: +919629170510

General Information

Board Constituency: Countries
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Academic / Research Institution
Organization Type - Secondary: None
Organization Description:
1.Madras Medical Mission society through Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences seeks to contribute to the health needs of the country by training health professional students and providing holistic service to the community and the nation with people of Christian faith serving in Christ's name alongside with those of other faith who identify with these aims and objective.
2.Work for its prevention and control as it is an important Public Health problem in India.
3. Involved in case detection, treatment and referral services. Advocacy, supervision of the State and National TB programme implementation
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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: 11 - 25
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
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: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
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:
We are involved in co-ordinating among the Medical colleges the national TB (RNTCP) National Task Force Mechanism for prevention, treatment and control of TB among patients and communities.Dr. Anil J Purty is presently the Vice Chairman of the RNTCP National Task Force and Dr. Zile Singh is the Chairman of the State Task Force (Puducherry). We are also involved in an ongoing national level Operational research for improving the TB care among tribal population in India.

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:
Providing support to the National Task Force mechanism for implementation of RNTCP in Medical Colleges of India

Completed OR entitled : Health care seeking behaviour among extra pulmonary TB (EPTB) including Female Genital TB (FGTB) patients under RNTCP in and around Pondicherry. (2010-2013) Funding: ICMR, Ref. No. 2009 - 09480.
(PI) Ongoing Funded Operational Research Projects (2012-2015):
Estimate the burden of TB among the tribal population and develop an innovative health system model to strengthen TB control in tribal areas in India. ICMRs National Task Force Project in 18 States of India.
ICMR Ref. IRIS 2014-2482A.
(Co-I) Ongoing Funded research Projects (2014-16): Automated Low Cost System for Malaria Diagnosis and Classification. UKIERI. UK- India Education and Research Initiative. Collaborators: University of Westminster, London and Anna University, Chennai
(PI) Approved Research Proposal (awaiting funding) (2014-17):
1. Initial default among TB patients diagnosed at Medical Colleges in India: Issues and Possible Interventions.RNTCP National Task Force, CTD, MOHFW. GoI, New Delhi. - A multisite study in 12 Medical colleges in 11 States of India. (


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Application date: July 12, 2015
Last updated: August 6, 2015