Critical and complicated tuberculosis patients are usually admitted to TB hospital. Currently, there are 273 DOT centres and eight drug-resistant TB centres. So, many patients get treatment at DOT centres. Only, 10% to 20% TB patients are admitted to TB hospital. “Initially, in comparison with previous years where 80% to 90% patients used to get admitted, now the number has fallen to 70%,” said Padmaja Deepak Keskar, executive health officer, BMC.
Meanwhile, corporator Geeta Gavali is demanding to construct another TB hospital to relieve the pressure off Sewri’s only TB hospital. However, Keskar added that there is no need of new hospital as the number of patients have decreased.
DR-TB centres in Mumbai Hospital Sewri’s TB hospital with 200 beds Kandivali’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital Sarvodaya Hospital with 20 beds Govandi’s Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya Cooper Hospital