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Tuberculosis Airborne Infection Control

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Government level: Government of India (India)
Addressed to: Public information Officer
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi , DL 110 011
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1. Does Dilutional Ventilation play a role in the Airborne Infection Control of Tuberculosis in Hospitals and other Public Buildings.

2. Is there a standard architectural design (building/room plan) for the DOTS Centre which is replicated across the various DOTS centres across the country.

3. Does the Central TB Division or any related body have any provision to specify an appropriate Architectural Plan which can be used as a best practice so that there can be reduced transmission of Airborne Infection? If yes, please provide the architectural plan.

4. What is the optimum number of Air Changes Per Hour that can play a key role in reducing the Airborne Infection Spread in healthcare and other public buildings.

5. Has there been any research conducted in India/by Central TB Division or related body to derive a relation between Incidence of Tuberculosis and the Natural Air Changes Per Hour in a building.

6. Can Tuberculosis and other Airborne Infection causing microorganisms be harboured in the HVAC system/ducting in a Healthcare building? Can such a place serve as a breeding ground for infection.

7. Has there been any socio economic study, which the Central TB division is aware of, in India which derives a relation between a person’s income and chance of Tuberculosis incidence.

8. Please provide a hierarchy chart of the TB Healthcare Delivery in India?

9. Does Sunlight have any role to play in Tuberculosis Airborne Infection Control?

10. Does sunlight have any germicidal effect on the Tuberculosis Bacteria present in the air in a building?