Department of Community Medicine, Pumonary Medicine, Manipal McGill Center for Infectious Diseases (MAC ID) and District Health Society (TB Division) Udupi District organized 6 days (19.03.2018 to 24.03.2018 from 2 to 5 pm ) sensitization programme for Faculty Post Graduates, Interns and Nursing Staff of ten TB managing departments on “Recent changes in Technical and operational guidelines of RNTCP” held at KMC Manipal. 128 Faculty members, 111 Post Graduates and Interns and 54 Staff Nurses attended the programme. Dr Ashwini Kumar Nodal officer RNTCP gave brief note on evolution of TOG 2016 and need for following standard uniform mode of diagnostic methods and treatment of tuberculosis.
Invited speakers were Dr. Somashekar N, Sr.TB Specialist, NTI (National Tuberculosis Institute), Bangalore, Dr. Arjun S Nayak Manel, In charge of DR-TB centre GWH Mangalore and Asst. Prof. Dept. of General Medicine, KMC, Mangalore. Dr. Deepu Changappa, National TOT, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, YMC, Mangalore.
And internal speakers were:
Dr. Ashwini Kumar Nodal officer RNTCP, Additional Professor Community Medicine, KMC Manipal
Dr. Rahul Magazine, Prof & HOD, Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC, Manipal.
Dr. Kiran Chawla, Prof & HOD, Dept. of Microbiology, KMC, Manipal.
Dr. Kavitha Saravu, Prof and Unit Head, Dept. of General Medicine, KMC, Manipal and Joint coodinator of Manipal McGill Center for Infectious Diseases, MAHE, Manipal
Dr. Muralidhar Varma, Associate Professor, Dept. of General Medicine, KMC, Manipal.
Dr Vishnu, Associate Professor of Microbiology, KMC Manipal
Dr. Amitesh, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, KMC, Manipal.
Dr. Vyshak U S, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Respiratory Medicine, KMC, Manipal.
Dr. Sadhana N Holla, Dept. of Pharmacology, KMC, Manipal
The topics discussed were TB case finding, laboratory diagnosis of TB, treatment algorithms, MDRTB algorithms, Adverse drug reactions in tuberculosis, and how to protect health care workers from tuberculosis.
Validictory function was held on 24.03.2018 commerationg world TB day. Dr Pragna Rao, Dean KMC Manipal, District TB officer Dr Chidanand Sanju, HOD pulmonary Medicine, Community Medicine, Microbiology and MAC ID In charge were present.