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State Government To Launch Drive To Screen People For TB, Cancer

Jaipur: A massive campaign to screen people above 30 years for non-communicable diseases including cancer and tuberculosis (TB) will be launched in the state.
The health department will send health workers at doorsteps across the state to check on the wellbeing of people aged 30 years and above.

For the purpose, the health department will impart training to its workers who will perform the survey. The training will be completed by February 15 and after that the state government will kick off the survey.

According to health department officials, the survey will be done as part of ‘Nirogi Rajasthan’, which has already been announced by chief minister Ashok Gehlot.

ASHA workers will be roped in for conducting the surveys. They will ask people to fill Community Based Assessment Checklist (CBAC) form for early detection of NCDs and Tuberculosis (TB). Through CBAC, the health department will conduct risk assessment of the individuals on the basis of the information provided to the ASHA worker.

Screening for diseases will be performed on the basis of risk assessment. If a person scores four or more and there are clinical symptoms of cancer or TB, he will be put in the category of high risk and will be screened for the suspected disease. Those suspected of cancer, they will be immediately referred to the early cancer detection camps.

Screening for diabetes, hypertension and TB will be conducted on the risk assessment of above 30 people. Additional chief secretary Rohit Kumar Singh issued guidelines on Friday (January 17) to all chief medical health officers of the state about the survey and screening programme for NCDs and TB.

Along with that, health department has decided to keep a data of all patients coming for treatment of patients. Health minister Raghu Sharma on Sunday, while inaugurating an urban primary health centre at Devi Nagar here, said the government was taking measures to prepare health card of each and every patient. He added that the health department would keep a data of all patients coming to the hospital so that doctors would be able to use it as case studies.-Times Of India

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