Srinagar: National TB Elimination Programme (NTEP) Core Committee meeting of SKIMS Soura was convened on visit of Dr Surya Kant, Professor and Head, Department of Respiratory Medicine, King George Medical University U. P. Lucknow and Chairman North Zone Task Force for NTEP here.
The meeting was attended by Director SKIMS and Ex-Officio Secretary to Govt. J & K Prof. (Dr.) Parvaiz Ahmad Koul. The meeting was attended by Chairman NTEP State Task Force Dr. Naveed Nazir Shah, Prof. and Head Pulmonary Medicine, GMC Srinagar, Principal GMC Anantnag Prof (Dr) Syed Tariq Qureshi, HODs of various departments of SKIMS, representatives of Core Committees of SKIMS Medical College, Bemina Prof (Dr) Ashfaq Ahmad Bhat HOD SPM , GMC Baramulla Prof (Dr) Abdul Majeed HOD SPM , Prof (Dr). Khurshid Ahmad Dar, Professor Chest Medicine GMC Srinagar, Dr Ajaz Nabi Koul Additional Professor Infectious Diseases Division SKIMS, Dr Tufail, WHO NTEP Consultant, DTO Srinagar Dr Tehjeena, DTO Baramulla Dr Rehana Gulzar, DTO Anantnag Dr Faheem Alam and DTO Pulwama Dr Ruqaya.
The meeting was convened by Prof (Dr) Sanauallah Shah, Head, Internal & Pulmonary Medicine SKIMS followed a detailed power point presentation was presented by Dr. Nazia Mehfooz Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine on the performance of NTEP in SKIMS.
There was thread bear discussion on the functioning of the NTEP and identification of various issues related to NTEP, viz upgradation and installation of Diagnostic tools (CBNAAT/TRUENAAT) in Medical Colleges.
Dr Surya Kant ensured full support for developing nodal DRTB centre at SKIMS and other medical colleges and also upgradation of the existing DRTB centre in CD hospital, Srinagar. He also ensured for the regular and smooth supply of logistics and consumables for free diagnosis and treatment of TB patients of Kashmir.
He also advised to medical teachers of Kashmir to submit research proposals for tuberculosis and a minimum grant of two lakh rupees would be provided to each medical college for one research project and Rs 30,000 will be awarded to a junior doctor in each medical college for his post-graduate thesis related to TB.