Nagpur: A new machine gene expert ‘CB Nat’ was inaugurated at the hands of MP Krupal Tumane at AIDS control society of Government Medical College and Hospital on Saturday. The machine is in service since February 16. Shockingly out of over 50 HIV affected persons examined on this machine, five patients were detected with tuberculosis.
HIV patient gets infected with tuberculosis at an early stage. These patients have less resistance power. Due to this, there are more chances of HIV positive patients passing away. Due to this, CB Nat machine was installed at ART center of medical college by Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s city tuberculosis control society.
At the inaugural function along with MP Tumane, dean of GMC Abhimanyu Niswade, deputy director of health department Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, zone chairperson Sarika Indurkar, corporator Sujata Kombade, NMC’s health department officer Dr Savita Meshram, tuberculosis department’s Dr Madhyama Chahande, Dr S P Ghorpade, Dr Vrinda Sahasrabhojani, Dr Bagde and city tuberculosis control society’s Dr Shankar and Dr K B Tumane were present.
Krupal Tumane said, “Latest equipment at global level is now available at Government Medical College and Hospital. Earlier, it would require five days to detect whether patient has been affected by tuberculosis. There were chances of spreading disease as immediate treatment was not available. The new machine can detect tuberculosis within two hours only. Due to this necessary treatment can be given to the patient on same day. Patients should take benefit of new technology.”