Meerut: Three heavy load TB areas here — Sabun Godam, Tarapuri and Rajpura — got their first set of TrueNat machines on Wednesday. Each of the three machines have been set up at these centres to tackle the tuberculosis load. The suspected patients can now get their TB reports within an hour. Earlier, these patients had to travel all the way to the district hospital to get themselves tested.
“These TrueNat machines will help in conducting the test and giving out the reports within an hour’s time,” said Dr MS Fauzdar, Meerut district tuberculosis officer.
The first TrueNat machine was installed at Meerut district hospital. Later, two more machines were set up at LLRM Medical College. Now, three centres, finalized to set up these machines are in Sabun Godam, Tarapuri and Rajpura.
“This will save time of the locals who came all the way to the district hospital to get themselves tested for tuberculosis,” said Dr Fauzdar.