Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
24-August-2012 13:26 IST
Involvement of Asha to Combat TB
Under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers have been trained as provider of the DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short-course). They help the Programme by identifying and referring patients with history of cough for more than two weeks to the nearest Designated Microscopy Centre for sputum examination. They also keep a track and ensure that the patient takes medicines and completes the treatment. In addition, they also spread awareness about the TB and the services available under the RNTCP. ASHAs are paid an incentive of Rs. 250/- per case after completion of treatment.

The above information was given by the Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Shri Sudip Bandyopadhyay in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.