Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) was first implemented in Dibrugarh district of Assam during the year 1998-99. After the successful implementation in Dibrugarh district, RNTCP programme now covers all the 27 district of Assam. Currently, there are 150 numbers of Tuberculosis Unit (TU) and 350 numbers of Designated Microscopy Centres (DMC) to control Tuberculosis in Assam. More than 7,000 DOT Centers are running in the state for providing Directly Observed Treatment (DOT)to the TB patients.
The basic objective of the RNTCP programme is to ensure DOTS for all TB patients. The objective of the programme is to achieve 90 percent notification rate for all TB cases and 90 percent success rate for all new and 85 percent for re-treatment cases.
The Joint Director (TB), Govt. of Assam holds the responsibility for overall performance of the RNTCP as a State TB Officer (STO) under the State TB Control Society (STCS) Assam. The 27 Districts of the state have District TB Officers (DTO) along with 64 numbers of Medical Officers- (Tuberculosis).
The State TB Control Society (STCS) has a contractual Assistant Programme Officer (APO), Medical Officer (MO-STCS), a State TB-HIV coordinator, a State Information, Education & Communication Officer, a State Accountant along with a Secretarial Assistant, a Data Entry Operator, a Pharmacist, a drug store assistant and one driver. Apart from these, there are other regular support staffs.
The STO along with MO-STCS, State TB-HIV coordinator, IEC Officer and State Accountant are regularly touring the districts to improve the program performance. The State Review Meetings are held regularly on each quarter to monitor and supervise the program performance in the state. The state level training cum workshops for concerned officers and staffs are held as per program norms. The districts are also giving training to the MO-PHI, MPW/MPWS & Community DOT providers.
IEC activity is an ongoing process- the community awareness meeting and patients provider interaction meetings are regularly held as per program norms. The community awareness activities such as IEC stalls, radio and television talks, wall paintings, banners, hoardings, posters are being carried out throughout the year. It is to be mentioned that the World TB Day is celebrated on March 24 every year in the state along with the rest of the country when many special activities are organized to spread the messages of TB.
The state also has a well equipped Intermediate Reference Laboratory (IRL) at Guwahati Medical College, to provide both diagnostic services for Multi – Drug Resistant TB (MDR) by Solid, Liquid and Molecular technology (LPA & CBNAAT) to the entire state of Assam as well as for the state like Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland.
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State TB-HIV coordination committee has been formed. All relevant staffs of the districts (DTO, MO-TC, STS, STLS, TB-HV, DR-TB coordinators and LTs) has been trained in the TB-HIV module.
RNTCP in Assam is also having a State Drug Store at state level which is manned by a pharmacist and a drug store in-charge.
Performance for the year 2016
of Patients put
Case Detection Rate
(per lakh pop.)
|Annualised New Smear|
Positive Case Detection
Rate (per lakh pop)
|North Cachar Hills||281||123||50||87%|
* Patients put on treatment under DOTS regimens only are included.
|Sl. No.||Name of State Official||Designation||Official Address||Mobile no||Email ID|
|1.||Dr. N. J. Das||STO||Office of the Jt. Director of Health Services(TB), Directorate of Health Services, Assam, Hengrabari, Guwahatiemail@example.com|
|2.||Dr. N. N. Sonowal||MO||Do||9435110567||Do|
|3.||Dr. S. Borah||TB/HIV Coordinator||Do||9435706722||Do|
|4.||Mr. P. Bordoloi||IECO||Do||9864077388||Do|
|5.||Mr. D. Bhowmik||Accountant||Do||9435199988||Do|
|6.||Mr. A. Goswami||DEO||Do||9435300681||Do|
|Sl. No.||Name of RNTCP district||Full name of District TB Officer||Official Address||Pin Code||Mobile no||Email ID|
|1.||Barpeta||Dr. S. A. Ahmed||Dist. TB Centre, Barpeta I/c District TB Centre (Old Civil Hospital Campus) P.O. & Dist. Barpetafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2.||Bongaigaon||Dr. H. Sarkar||District T.B. Centre (Bongaigaon Civil Hospital Campus) Borpara , Po + Dist. - Bongaigaon , Assamemail@example.com|
|3.||Cachar||Dr.AbedRasulMazumder||District Tuberculosis Center, S.M.Dev Civil Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4.||Darrang||Dr. K. K. Deka||Mangaldai Civil Hospital Campus, P.O. Mangaldai, Dist. Darrangemail@example.com|
|5.||Dhemaji||Dr. P. P. Baruah||Dist.TB Centre P.O&Dist:Dhemajifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|6.||Dhubri||Dr. J. B. Roy||District TB Centre, Chest Hospital Campus, P.O. Amco Road, Dhubri, Assamemail@example.com|
|7.||Dibrugarh||Dr. H. Sonowal||Assam Medical College Campus, P.O. & Dist. Dibrugarhfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|8.||Goalpara||Dr. R. Kakati||Dist. TB Centre, 200 Bedded Civil Hospital, Po-Bhalukdubi, Dist-Goalpara(Assam)||email@example.com|
|9.||Golaghat||Dr. S. Tamuli||District TB Centre,K.K.C.H Campus, Golaghat, Assamfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|10.||Hailakandi||Dr. N. H. Mazarbhuyan||HailakandiTown,Old Hospital Campus.||email@example.com|
|11.||Jorhat||Dr. B. K. Pegu||Civil Hospital Campus P.O. & Dist. Jorhatfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12.||Kamrup||Dr. S. Nisha||LGB Chest Hospital Campus, Kalapahar, Birubari, Guwahatiemail@example.com|
|13.||KarbiAnglong||Dr. G. Deuri||Dist. Tb Centre, Diphu, KarbiAnglongfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|14.||Karimganj||Dr. B. K. Singh||District T.B. Center, Opposite Civil Hospital,Karimganj, P.O + Dist. Karimganjemail@example.com|
|15.||Kokrajhar||Dr.J. C. Boro||Civil Hospital Campus P.O. & Dist. Kokrajharfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|16.||Lakhimpur||Dr. R. Saikia||Old Civil Hospital Campus,P.O. North Lakhimpur.||email@example.com|
|17.||Marigaon||Dr. N. Konwar||Dist. T.B. Centre, Morigaon Civil Hospital.||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|18.||Nagaon||Dr. M. R. Matabbar||District TB Centre, B. P. Civil Hospital, Nagaon, Assam.||email@example.com|
|19.||Nalbari||Dr. S. Mazumdar||Civil Hospital Campus P.O.&Dist. Nalbarifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|20.||North Cachar Hills||Dr.(Ms.) K. Kemprai||District T.B. Center, Civil Hospital Campus, N.C. Hills, Haflong, Assam.||email@example.com|
|21.||Sibsagar||Dr. A. Ahmed||District TB Centre, Civil Hospital Campus Joysagar . Dist.:-Sibsagarfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|22.||Sonitpur||Dr. R. N. Roy||District TB Centre, Sonitpur, Tezpuremail@example.com|
|23.||Tinsukia||Dr.(Mrs.) T. Bora||District TB Centre|
O/O Joint Director Of Health Services
|24.||Udalguri||Dr. G. Brahma||District TB Centre|
PHC Campus, Udalguri
|25.||Baksa||Dr. M. Boro||District TB Centre, Civil Hospital Campus, P.O. Musalpur, Dist.:-Baksafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|26.||Chirang||Dr. U. K. Biswas||District TB Centre, Civil Hospital Campus, P.O. Kazalgaon, Dist.:-Chirangemail@example.com|
Central TB Division, Directorate General of Health Services
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi, India
National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangaore
NTI, Bangalore: firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, a permanent Institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
LRS Institute of Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases