Haryana to extend `DOTS PLUS` service to 7 more districts

Chandigarh: Stepping up effort to control multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis cases in the state, Haryana government has decided to extend the `DOTS PLUS` service to seven more districts this fiscal.

The districts are - Ambala, Fatehabad, Kaithal, Narnaul, Kurukshetra, Panchkula and Yamunanagar, an official spokesman said here today.

Before this, `DOTS PLUS` activities for the diagnosis and treatment of multi-drug resistant TB cases were launched in seven districts including Bhiwani, Jind, Jhajjar, Karnal, Panipat, Sonepat and Rohtak.

The Public Health Laboratory at Karnal has been upgraded to state-level intermediate reference laboratory for testing multi drug resistant TB cases, he said.