Help on wheels to screen TB in rural areas

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The Times of India

A state-of the art health services bus would provide medical care to rural populace at their doorsteps.


Designed through a donation of US$100,000 from philanthropists Raj and Bharati Shah of the US-based Capital Technology Information Services (CTIS), the mobile health and wellness clinic launched in Pune on Monday features advanced lab equipment for disease diagnosis, including Gene Xpert that detects drug resistant tuberculosis within hours. The bus has other modern care and treatment facilities, including mobile radiology.


The health informatics firm of the US partnered with the US-based Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE) and Pune's B J Medical College to deliver mobile healthcare services in the rural areas of Maharashtra.