Availing of Anti-tuberculosis Drugs

ABOUT THE SERVICE

The Municipal Health Office (MHO) manages an anti-tuberculosis program. The purpose is to identify and treat patients with tuberculosis (TB). Examination and drugs are provided free-of-charge.

WHO MAY AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

Any person, 10 years old and above, who displays the following symptoms may have tuberculosis:

  • persistent coughing for 2 weeks or more
  • fever
  • progressive weight loss
  • chest or back pains
  • hemoptysis or recurrent blood streak sputum
  • loss of apetite
  • tiredness / night sweating

HOW TO AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

Follow These Steps It Will Take You Please Approach
Inquiry

Inquire about the TB Drug dispensary and the requirements.

2 minutes Midwife on Duty
Receive Instructions

Client receives instructions for proper sputum collection.

3 minutes Midwife on Duty
Collection and Submission of Specimen

Midwife collects sputum specimen and submits it to the Medical Technologist for examination.

10 minutes Midwife on Duty

Client receives information as to the date of release of result.

Maryhail L. Guillena
Medical Technologist
Enrollment of Patient

TB Coordinator:

  1. Assesses the patient, if eligible as National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) Beneficiary
  2. If eligible, enrolls patient and issues NTP identification card
  3. Gives patient info-education about TB Disease and Control and the importance of the Directly Observed Treatment for Short Course Chemotherapy with his/her treatment partner.
  4. Issues initial TB Drug. Supply to treatment partner and instruct patient where to report for his daily intake of TB drugs and schedule of follow-up sputum re-exam.
30 minutes Marlene R. Basio
TB Nurse Coordinator