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Hospital-Based Care of Patients with Serious Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis

The project aims at reducing Extra-pulmonary Tuberculosis-induced mortality & morbidity, through improved adherence to treatment & in-patient care. As ambulatory treatment is not suitable for EPTB, many patients require several months of hospitalization, which may not be possible in a government hospital. Our partner Bantra St. Thomas Home Welfare Society, Howrah provides in-patient facility to such patients. Women patients not only suffer the disease but also the mental burden of not being able to care for their family. And since many of them are not breadwinners, the medical expenses are seen as an additional financial burden for the family to take care of. This project aims at hospitalization and care for these women too.