​Directly observed therapy for Tuberculosis Patients

Directly observed therapy (DOT) is the observation of a person taking his/her prescribed Medication for the treatment of tuberculosis (TB) disease or TB infection. This requires a person who has received training in observing patients taking medications prescribed for the treatment or prevention of TB disease. DOT helps to ensure that the entire course of medication is taken by the patient for the complete period of therapy. 

Our Services:

National TB treatment guidelines recommend DOT as the preferred strategy for all patients with TB disease. Rates of relapse and development of acquired drug resistance have decreased when DOT is used. Poor adherence to TB treatment might result from various difficulties such as: 
  • Access to the health care system
  • Cultural factors
  • Lack of employment
  • Lack of social support 
  • Forgetfulness
Patient will receive services as follows: 
  • Assessments
  • Individual treatment
  • Group sessions
  • Reports and recommendations
  • Education to clients and their family members
  • Direct observe therapy short course
  • Community supervise therapy
Patients need to bring in order to access their services: 
  • DOT treatment Card
  • Health card / QID 
  • Passport or passport copy
  • The DOT appointment card if he/she is already scheduled.
Message to patients:

Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) is a technique of delivering tuberculosis (TB) treatment. The purpose of DOT is to:
  • Prevent further transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Prevent development of drug resistance
  • Ensure timely completion of therapy
Information about discharge process

Patient is discharged from contact screening - CDC -OPD in the following conditions:
  • At the completion of treatment
  • The client goals and needs are met
  • According to the discharge plans from the ID physicians
Operating Hours and Contact Details

CDC Outpatient Ground Floor – Room No. 2 (Male) Room No. 15 (Female) 

Sunday to Saturday - 7am to 10pm for CDC Outpatients 
  • Head Nurse – CDC OPD
    Contact No. 40254029   
  • DOT Clinic   – CDC OPD
    Contact No. 40254038/39
  • Receptionist
    Contact No. 40254003