ECHO clinic

ECHO is a web based video conference platform which is being used in Delhi by all chest clinics including the state TB cell. During these clinics DTO’s from all chest clinics get connected via video conference and discuss various aspects of TB programme like case presentations/recent updates etc. This activity has been highly success full in the last one year. Every week ECKO clinics are held. All sections of the NDTB centre including the Epidemiology section are involved in facilitating/conducting the clinic from time to time.  Via the ECHO clinic the idea is to approach new organizations to sensitize them and their staff regarding the Tuberculosis programme . Other objectives are to increase notification and sensitize staff about the programme from time to time. All these interactive sessions would be undertaken via video conference. The Epidemiology section is in the process of approaching corporate sector/other organizations to sensitize their staff about the TB programme. Idea behind this is to make the staff aware about the free services being provided by the programme.