Apollo Hospitals launched a web based pilot project in association with the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease that aims on spreading awareness for TB treatment on Thursday. The collaborative project was announced by Dr K Hariprasad, president, Apollo hospitals group; Dr Sarabjit Chadha,
(From left) Dr Hari Prasad, Dr Sunitha Prasad, Dr Surya Prakash, Dr Sarabjit Chadha, Dr C Chakrapani and Dr Suneetha Nareddy
Deputy regional director Southeast Asia; Sunita Prasad, programme manager, Lilly MDR-TB Partnership, Dr Suneetha Narreddy, consultant infectious diseases, Apollo health city and Dr Surya Prakash, State TB officer.The application links the private health facility with government’s TB notification portal, Nikshay, supports patients for treatment adherence through messages, interactive voice calls and counselling services and ensures better outcomes.
“The involvement of Apollo is a first-of-its-kind initiative from a private healthcare player with national TB control programmes,” claimed Sarabjit Chadha, Project Director – India, Union.
The software also provides treatment adherence support to patients through daily reminder via SMS in their language of choice and twice a week through IVRC (interactive voice response calls) which records patients response on treatment regularity.
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