Website giving information on TB launched

A website `DOTS Delhi` giving detailed information on TB for the convenience of patients by Chief Minister Sheila Dixit.

Updated: May 07, 2010, 00:18 AM IST

New Delhi: A website `DOTS Delhi` giving
detailed information on TB for the convenience of patients by
Chief Minister Sheila Dixit.

"Around 86,000 lives of TB patients have been saved
during last ten years. Death rate has come down from 22 per
cent to 2 per cent whereas the success rate has jumped from 30
per cent to 87 per cent," Dikshit said at the function.

Developed by the Delhi DOTS Program, the web portal
has features like Geographical Information System (GIS),
popular social interactive links, interesting games based on
TB information etc.

The government has been providing free diagnosis and
treatment of TB at 585 DOTS Centres, 192 Quality Assured
Laboratories and 24 Chest Clinics across the state.

The government has also been bringing awareness about
precautions apart from disseminating a few tips for care of
patients, Health Minister Kiran Walia said.

PTI