Interruption is a new and long beginningadmin
The CBM team received an alarm from the TB cabinet of Aresh polyclinic. The doctor of the Cabinet informed that 2 years ago the patient with HIV/ susceptible TB had received treatment at NTC then continued at polyclinic. The end of the treatment was not successful, as during the final medical research the patient had weight loss, which gave serious concerns. The patient did not even want to hear about repetitive research in order to find out the reason of weight loss. That was the reason that under the supervision of doctors the CBM team contacted with the patient and offered to accompany her to NTC for a thorough research. The CBM team was able to persuade the patient to undergo double research. The results shew that the patient should be under the supervision of doctors at NTC for some time. The patient had shocked and tried to harm hirself when informed that the treatment should be resumed at hospital. However with difficulty the CBM team calmed her down, patiently explained the consequences of the unsuccessful treatment outcomes, and assured her about support throughout the treatment. The doctors’ final diagnose has shew that the patient’s drug-sensitive TB reverted into drug-resistant TB, which will take about 20 months of treatment. The patient started treatment course at NTC and the NGO staff supported her psychologically, socially… During one of the meeting with the patient it turned out that she had not aware of the social assistance provided to TB patients. She had not received any travel or food expenses money during the outpatient treatment. The employees of the NGO were informed from the bank that the money allocated to the patient was in her own account and she could receive it. With the permission of NTC doctors, the staff of the NGO accompanied the patient to the bank and organized the receipt of the entire amount accumulated during the months of treatment. With the help of NGO staff the patient was provided also with the necessary goods, as her only son was unable to did it due to state emergency situation. Now the patient feels quite well, she has started to smile. Doctors are assuring that the patient is taking HIV and TB drugs without interruption.
For now the patient has discharged from the NTC. The NGO staff organized her transfer to home and will assiste her in completing the outpatient treatment successfully.
The patient can also receive a disability status. The NGO staff is submitting the patient’s data papers to the Medical Examination Commission as well.