VII. State HIV–TB Co–ordination Committee
It reviews the performance of HIV TB activities in the state, formulate strategies for strengthening HIV TB co–ordination activity, and provide technical guidance for implementation of the activities in the state.
The Government Resolution for the establishment of the State Co–ordination Committee is in the process of amendment as per the Revised NACO guidelines.
Chairman: Addl. Chief Secretary (Public Health).
Vice Chairman: Director General Health Services.
Vice Chairman: Executive Health Officer (BMC).
Member Secretary: Addl. Project Director (MSACS).
Director Medical Education and Research.
Project Director (MSACS).
Project Director (MDACS).
Project Director (AVERT Society).
Deputy Director TB–BCG.
Director State TB Training and Demonstration Centre, Nagpur.
Director (Health), Central Railways.
Deputy Director–VCTC (MSACS).
Deputy Director–VCTC (MDACS).
Deputy Director, Surveillance, MSACS.
Member Secretary (MDTCS)
Representative of Armed Forces
Representative of NGO working with NACP ––– Network of
Maharashtra Positive People (NMP+)
Representative of NGO working with RNTCP (Interaide)
State HIV–TB Consultant/Co–ordinator
HIV–TB Consultant (WHO)
RNTCP Consultant (WHO)
Terms of Reference
- To review the status on training of health care providers in HIV/TB and formulate strategies for ensuring that all the health care providers are trained in HIV/TB.
- To review the co–ordination between Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre (VCTC) and Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) and formulate strategies for strengthening VCTC and RNTCP Coordination.
- To review the participation of NGO’s and Private Medical Practitioners implementing NACP/RNTCP in the HIV/TB Co–ordination and formulate strategies for ensuring involvement of NGO’s and Private Medical Practitioner.
- To ensure and review the participation of Institute providing care and support to HIV/AIDS patients in RNTCP.
- To ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent the spread of TB in facilities caring for HIV/AIDS.
- To ensure the prevention of spread of HIV through safe injection practices in RNTCP.
- To ensure confidentiality of HIV status is maintained.
- To take policy decisions for the implementation of HIV/TB activities in the State.
- To ensure co–ordination between (National Aids Control Pogram)NACP and RNTCP at district level.
- To ensure development of effective IEC material and IEC Strategy on HIV/TB.
- To ensure optimum co–ordination in the delivery of DOTS and ART.
Initially the committee used to meet once in six months, now it is scheduled to meets once in three months, as per the revised guidelines of National AIDS Control Organisation(NACO).
VIII. District Co–ordination Committee (HIV–TB)
Ensures the implementation of HIV–TB activities and reviews the performance of HIV–TB activities in the district.
The Government Resolution for the establishment of the District Co–ordination Committee is in the process of amendment as per the Revised NACO guidelines.
Vice–Chairman: Civil Surgeon.
Member Secretary: District TB Officer.
City TB Officer.
HOD–Obstetrics and Gynaecology Dept of the hospital providing.
PPTCT Services (MO–Incharge of PPTCT).
Dean Medical Colleges (if any).
Medical Officer Incharge of ART Delivery site.
District Health Officer.
District Publicity Officer.
Representative of NGO working with NACP – NGO’s attached to
VCTC for outreach activities or NGO working with PLHA or
a Targeted Intervention NGO.
Representative of NGO working with RNTCP.
Terms of References
- To ensure and review the co–ordination between VCTC and RNTCP.
- To ensure and review the participation of NGO’s and Private Practitioner implementing NACP/RNTCP in the HIV–TB co–ordination.
- To ensure and review the participation of Institutes providing care and support to HIV/AIDS patient in RNTCP.
- To ensure that appropriate measures are taken to prevent the spread of TB in facilities caring for HIV–AIDS.
- To ensure that prevention of spread of HIV through safe injection practices in RNTCP.
- To ensure Confidentiality of HIV related information.
- To develop strategies for strengthening the HIV–TB co–ordination.
Meetings are held every quarter.