Operating from the Chest and TB OPD, the DOTS(Directly Observed Treatment, Short-course) Centre has been functioning since 2003 at RIMS to effectively treat and control cases of TB in the State. The Medical Officer Supervises the department.
There are 3 rooms, one functions as the Chest OPD, another as LAB and Collection Centre and the last as DOTS Centre. It is open for 6 days a week. The centre is open for paitents from 9:00AM-1:00PM, during which they can avail their medicines free of cost. From 2:00PM-5:00PM, the staff go for field visits during which they organise community meetings for spreading awareness about TB, provide counselling to patients and their families and encourage patients to complete their course of treatment. The medicines are supplied free of cost by the Central TB Division.
Ranchi, Jharkhand, India