Health Vision and Research, Kolkata, India
*Corresponding Author: Arupkumar Chakrabartty, Health Vision and Research, Kolkata, India.
Received: May 21, 2021; Published: July 01, 2021
During peak of the COVID 19 pandemic people were mostly confined at their home and became hesitant to come to healthcare facilities seeking any care unless it was very much urgent. In a rural district, Purulia in West Bengal, India; as a public health specialist, by virtue of the author’s association in the management of TB services, some interactions were made with the people from the community to explore the cause of poor footfall at different healthcare facilities. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the gains made over recent years. World Health Organization shows that high TB burden countries have observed sharp decline in TB notifications in 2020. It foresees 50% drop in TB case detection over 3 months and 400 000 additional TB deaths this year alone. Poor case identification is a major challenge for achieving global TB targets. Interactions were made through 4 Focus Group Discussions among adult male and female and adolescent boys and girls, and 12 In-depth interviews among community gatekeepers. This unstructured and informal exploration revealed out some key findings attached to poor footfalls of people seeking TB services from designated TB health facilities that have been shared through this note.
Citation: Arupkumar Chakrabartty. “Why ‘No’ to TB Health Facilities? Answer from a Community Perspective". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.8 (2021): 01-02.
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