- National Programme For Family Planning & Primary Health Care
- Epidemics Prevention and Control Program
- Extended Program on Immunization (EPI)
- Integrated Reproductive Maternal Newborn, Child Health & Nutrition Program
- Prevention and Control of Hepatitis
- Punjab AIDS Control Program (PACP)
- Policy and Strategic Planning Unit
- Rollback-Malaria Program
- TB Control Program
- District Health Information System (DHIS) Program
- Health Education Program
- School Health & Nutrition Program
What is TB?
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs. But TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
How much cost of the treatment of TB?
Government of Punjab & Global Fund provides the facility of free diagnosis and free medicines to the patients.
How many people die from TB each year?
Nearly 2 million deaths are caused by TB each year and 12% of deaths in HIV are attributed to TB worldwide.
What is Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis?
Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) is caused by strains of the tuberculosis bacteria resistant to the two most effective anti-tuberculosis drugs available - isoniazid and rifampicin. MDR TB can only be diagnosed in a specialized laboratory.
Can tuberculosis be cured in HIV co-infection?
Tuberculosis can be cured, even among HIV-infected persons. TB treatment with DOTS reduces the morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV.