Mobile Medical Units are now an integral part of the general health system, offering services to remote or difficult-to-reach populations. These can be used to increase access to TB diagnostic and treatment services in the communities they serve.
The corporate could purchase a van, fabricate it with project name, company logos and key TB messages and fit it with the required medical equipment like X-Ray machine. To operate this van, the project would need the services of a project coordinator (part time), technician, field officers, MIS officer, driver and spend of fuel and maintenance.
Capital Cost – INR 70 – 75 lakhs
Operational Cost – INR 30 Lakh per annum
The most widely used method to diagnose TB in India is sputum smear microscopy, which has low-sensitivity. A more accurate molecular test is GeneXpert or CBNAAT. Whilst the government has scaled up the number of CBNAAT machines
Delay in accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis in India is also due to untrained first line of contact, be it allopaths or alternative medicine.