Treatment of Tuberculosis In Qatar
Treatment of Tuberculosis In Qatar: On the 24th of March every year activities for the World TB Day are observed. Globally, more than 2bn people are infected with TB. But as a disease, people should know that TB can be treated. In this capacity, infection division and medical education officer of Qatar informed in a press conference that they get around 50 to 70 suspected TB referrals from the Medical Commission daily. And they also offer screening programs for those who are in contact with TB patients. In 2017, they screened 11,000 patients referred from Medial Corporation facilities, primary care centers, Medical Commission, private hospitals, and Qatar Red Crescent in which 2,456 people were under the contact category and 527 out of them have been put on treatment.
Qatar has one of the best TB treatment programs in the world, medical officials shared. This has been made possible through the active support of the government as they provide with a lot of resources for the treatment program with most modern treatment practices and equipment to treat the disease.
With highly specialized teams Qatar provides consultations and treatment when a TB patient is identified. Healthcare for TB patients in Qatar is free of charge and those affected can usually return to daily routine within 2 to 3 weeks of starting treatment.
Treatment Awareness Programs
Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) Qatar is fighting against tuberculosis into the community with a public education, awareness, and prevention event. The first activity would be to target audience for the awareness event at the Hypermarkets and Malls. This is an opportunity to learn about the disease and how to prevent the spread on infections it can cause with free health checkups with free educational leaflets highlighting about the disease.
Due to the infectious disease control program Qatar have a very low incidence of TB, stated by the CDC medical officer.