Tests for Tuberculosis (TB) (Active Case Finding)

The Health Department, CTA did TB screenings within the Tibetan Settlement in Delhi, Tibetan Youth Hostel, Delhi and Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies (CIHTS), Varanasi. The events took place from the 17th to the 22nd November 2022. It was conducted by the medical staff of Tibetan Primary Health Care (TPHC), Dekyiling. The tests were aimed to locate active TB patients at an early stage, and we have discovered two active TB cases at TSO, Delhi. The patients were provided with best solutions and guidance.  

The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) has embraced the same objective of creating a TB-free community in alignment with the Government of India’s determination to eradicate TB by the year 2025. Numerous initiatives have been carried out so far as part of the End-TB campaign. Although it is a difficult battle, the challenge is not insurmountable.

We have successfully screened 824 beneficiaries from the aforementioned locations, comprising 328 men and 183 women. 

Dr Wangdak examining Tibetan Youth Hostel student, Delhi
TB Screening on TYC, Delhi student
CIHTS, Varanasi Tibetan students in queue for TB screening
TB screening in TSO, Delhi