Some patients told that they were not getting free treatment as per the guidelines of the NTP of Pakistan while some patients told that they were getting fewer medicines free of cost from the hospital and have to buy other medicines on their own.
As long as millions of people live with the disease without treatment and continue to transmit the infection to others, the world will not end TB as an epidemic. Respondent N The majority of the patients reported that they did not know whether the staff in the hospital shared their medical condition and other information with others or maintained the confidentiality.
If I have to get better then I have to take responsibility of the treatment. TB tests can be performed at your local health department or doctor's office.
IsoniazidRifampicinPyrazinamideEthambutoland Streptomycin are the primary antitubercular drugs used. Access to all medicines was not free.
A South African study also reported that the TB patients were financially compromised but they were well aware of the alternative treatment options available and they even thought of taking the herbal treatment rather than the allopathic treatment [ 23 ].
We have to wait in long queues, but those who come with a reference manage to meet the doctors first. Contribution to eradicate tuberculosis Most of the patients were aware that they should maintain a distance from the people to decrease the chances of disease transmission.
Respondent F Theme 7: Outpatients had access to their medical reports and charts.
Our respondents showed zealous and fervent attitude towards community participation in helping other TB patients which is in accordance with the study conducted in Belgrade [ 29 ].
A health ministry proposal to provide a monthly cash benefit of Rs to all tuberculosis TB patients for nutritional support is facing resistance from within the government, with the objections ranging from duplication of benefits for TB patients to too much aid being released.
Complaints The patients did not know to whom they should complain. Respondent M Three patients were of the view the patients should complain in case if they faced any problem during their therapy.
According to our findings, the patients were not aware about their right to privacy and they were not provided easy access to their medical charts.
Similar support can be extended to all TB patients and their families which can be covered under the ambit of DBT using Aadhaar. Respondent A I will get back to my work.
They thought that in this way, spread of disease could be controlled. The behaviour of the healthcare professionals towards the patients was not equal as not all patients were satisfied with the attention they were receiving from the healthcare staff.
Respondent L Theme 2: The family members encouraged the patients to take their medicines on time and showed their kindness and sympathy. However, in this paper, we did not evaluate guidelines adherence of the healthcare professionals.The Government of Ghana supports the programme financially every year but the main funding for its activities is from the Global Fund which is set aside to support.
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