TB remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious killers. Pakistan has the sixth-largest population in the world and has the fifth greatest burden of TB. TB is both curable and preventable. IPAC Foundation and VFAHT in collaboration with Mercy Corps, Gulab Devi Hospital and Provincial TB Control Program, Punjab organized a TB Chest Camp at the Governor House, Lahore, on March 24, 2022. The camp aimed to screen masses for TB and establish referral linkages for the diagnosed patients. This activity also addressed the general concerns regarding the disease and raised awareness about the preventive measures against TB. The team fully adhered to the COVID-19 SOPs during the camp.
|Screening Test Method||Chest X-Ray|
|Population Age Range (Years)||20-59|
|No. of Population Screened||08||07 (87.5%)||01 (12.5%)|
|Presumptive TB Case||01 (12.5%)||–||01 (100%)|