Availing of Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs

ABOUT THE SERVICES

THE CITY HEALTH Office (CHO) manages an anti-tuberculosis program. The purpose is to identify and treat patients with tuberculosis (TB). Drugs and medicine are provided free-of charge.

WHO MAY AVAIL OF THE SERVICE

Any person, 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 appetite
  • tiredness/night sweating

TAXES AND FEES

  • Sputum Examination (for 3 specimen) – P 50.00

HOW TO AVAIL OF THE SERVICES

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU PLEASE APPROACH
1. Inquiry

Inquire about the TB Drug dispensary and the requirements.

2 minutes

MIDWIFE ON DUTY

or

MIDWIFE at

BARANGAY HEALTH CENTER

2. Receive Instructions

Client receives instructions for proper sputum collection.

3 minutes

MIDWIFE ON DUTY
MA. GRACE E. GUEVARA

Medical Technologist II

3. Collection and Submission of Specimen

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

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

10 minutes

MIDWIFE ON DUTY

TB Nurse Coordinator

4. Enrolment of Patient
TB Coordinator or Midwife on Duty:

a. Assesses the patient, if eligible as  National Tuberculosis Program (NTP) Beneficiary

b. If eligible, enrolls patient and issues NTP identification card

c. 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.

d. 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

MIDWIFE ON DUTY

TB Nurse Coordinator

PPMD CLERK

CITY HEALTH OFFICE
Old Hall of Justice Building, J. Miranda Avenue, Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Vito C. Borja II, City Health Officer II
Tel. Nos. 881-9386
E-mail: cho@naga.gov.ph