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30-year-old Najma is a single mother who lives in Sadar Baag, Jalla Colony in Khajrana slum, with her mother and two sons. She is a domestic worker and the only earning member of the family. She hardly manages her expenses with her children and old mother often falling sick.
She reported cough for more than two weeks. The medical officer referred her at Designated Microscopic Centre for the testing of Tuberculosis. After examination, T.B was diagnosed and she was put on DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short) course. During follow-up, she was found to be weaker despite taking DOTS regularly. The reason was her improper diet because she could not afford better due to her financial condition. Besides, hard work on a daily basis was not allowing her enough rest, making her weaker by each passing day.
Pahal started a Ration Distribution Program for poor T.B patients. Under which, Najma also got ration support for two months. This improved her diet and helped her recover faster. Her health improved and she was diagnosed as sputum negative during her second follow-up of T.B testing. Now she actively does her work and continues to earn for her family.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Tuberculosis is quite common in most of the underdeveloped regions of the world, including India. The WHO estimates that every year over 2 million new cases occur in India, which is 24% of the total cases of T.B around the world. The slums of the Indore district are the areas which are highly prone to Tuberculosis. In economically poor communities it has been observed that where families do not know where their next meal will come from, they will not seek care when they are sick because they neither want to lose their daily income nor spend the little money they have at the health centre.
Proper diet is a part of the T.B treatment. Nutritional support is hence important for people belonging to these communities. At present the prevalence of T.B is 171 cases per lakh population. Various studies prove that it is higher among the economically deprived, marginalized, slums and vulnerable areas.
Pahal is providing nutritional support to T.B patients from its project implementation area. It is involved in T.B awareness generation, case detection and treatment adherence of DOTs for the T.B patients. It does not support the poor T.B patients only in fulfilling their daily nutritional needs but also support them economically in their crisis situation.
Every patient requires at least 6 months support. Through GiveIndia, you can sponsor 2-months nutritional support for a single patient.
How it works:
The beneficiaries are generally identified either at the Khajrana Medical Centre or by the field workers generally during their field visits
Whenever any beneficiary reports continuous cough for two weeks or more, they are referred to the DMC (Designated Microscopy Centre) of the govt.
Once a beneficiary tests positive for TB, he/she is referred to the DOTS Centre
The medicines for DOTS are a kit provided by the Central Govt.
The DOTS Centre then refers the patient to a nearby DOTS course provider
BPL cards are not taken since many well off people are known to have BPL cards
About The NGO
Pahal Jan Sahyog Vikas Sansthan
5 July, 2020
Importance of nutritions for a TB patient
Importance of nutritions for a TB patient
Pahal Jan Sahyog Vikas Sansthan is implementing T.B awareness program in the urban slums of Indore and Barwani. Pahal aware community on symptoms, treatment and prevention of T.B. Also refers poor people which T.B symptomatic to the nearest Diagnostics Microscopic Centre for the testing of T.B. After detecting T.B. Pahal take care of treatment of these patients and provides ration to overcome from the disease soon.
In this duration also PAHAL distributed two months nutrition support for a poor T B Patient.