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What Mumbai got right about TB control, mgmt

DNMUM390670 | 6/16/2017 | Author : Disha Shetty | WC :451

Private Provider Interface Agency model is set to be replicated across India
Mumbai: A strong smell from the nearby Deonar garbage dumping ground hits you as you walk through Kamla Raman Nagar slum in Baiganwadi. On both sides of a narrow lane are several small scale industries recycling waste. For Dr Gauhar Ali Shaikh, a Unani practitioner in the neighbourhood, skin infections and cough are routine complaints. “Malnutrition is very common and there is a Tuberculosis patient in every second household,” he says. Most of these patients stop seeking care if Dr Shaikh recommends that they visit the nearby government hospital. “Lack of money and the long lines scare them away,” he says.
Mumbai’s unique public-private partnership TB model, the Private Provider Interface Agency (PPIA) is addressing this gap. BM
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