TB Awareness & Treatment
Dr Rita Kaltra
Dr Rita Kalra is HCMS Class I officer posted as Senior Medical Officer and In charge of Hospital Administration at the Civil Hospital Panchkula. She joined HCMS in 1994 and is currently the Quality administrator at CH Panchkula. Born and brought up in Bhilai Chattisgarh she is a Medicine graduate from MGMC Indore. Her academic and professional journey has been very eventful with several achievements & distinctions to her credit and excellence in diverse fields of interest.
Rita is Married to Prof. Dr Sanjay Kalra ex Principal BRS Dental college Panchkula and Chairman of State of Art Dental Clinic in Panchkula.
Her son- Dr. Ruchir Kalra is a Maxilofacial prosthodontist and is a practicing dentist. Daughter in Law Dr Prarthana is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and is also a practicing dentist.
Her daughter- Aarushi is BA Economics honors from Lady Shri Ram New Delhi and MA from DSE and pursuing PHD Economics from Brown university.
Rtn Dr Rita Kalra believes that prevention is better than cure and Disease prevention comes with Health education and awareness. She has spearheaded several Public image campaigns on International Health days with Rotary and National health missions to spread the message of healthy life style and prevention of diseases.
Rita has been a Rotarian since 2009 and graduated from the leadership academy in 2012 , she is currently the Assistant Governor Zone III 3080 and District chair for Preventive Health as well as the District TB Coordinator.
The Tuberculosis Hut
Project Proposal - TB elimination services under in roof
On January 1, 2020, India’s TB control programme has been rechristened as the National Tuberculosis Elimination Programme (NTEP). The change in name is in line with the larger goal of eliminating the disease by 2025, five years ahead of the Sustainable Development Goals target.
TB is not just a disease but a socio-economic problem. So this requires every section of the society to be playing its part in fighting to end the disease.
The goal to end TB by 2025 got a much needed boost with the World Health Organization stating that the indigenously developed molecular test (TrueNat MTB) for diagnosing pulmonary and extra pulmonary TB and rifampicin-resistant TB has high diagnostic accuracy enabling early initiation of treatment to break the transmission cycle and achieve better cure rates.
It is proposed to start comprehensive services under one roof for better goal achievement & avoid intermingling of services inside the hospital for every district in Haryana.
TB HUT shall include:
• Diagnostic X-ray/ sputum testing Lab
• Counseling & consultation (OPD)
• DOT Centre for dispensing medicines
• Nikshay Portal services, bank transfer to beneficiary, reporting, incentives, (Admin services) stores etc.
• Nutrition supplement program & self help groups
• HIV Tb Co infection management
• Hospitalization services (IPD) to continue inside civil hospital
Budget :- The land shall be provided by government authorities. The design & estimates to be approved by Civil Surgeon & after project execution by NGO under CSR to be handed over to government. Infrastructure – prefabricated building of +- 2000 sq feet, cost 7000000/-
Air conditioning & electrical fittings, cost 200000/-