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Department of Community Health

The Community Health Department (CHD) strives to control the scourge of TB epidemic since 2000, runs a DOTS clinic by partnering with RNTCP and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). CHD preserves the ethos of St. Martha’s Hospital; by serving population groups who are socially oppressed, mentally challenged, orphans confined in remand homes, demoralized prisoners, economically backward migratory laborers, nutritionally famished children, sexual minorities, deserted women / elderly and other underprivileged segments of the society.


1. Dots Clinic: Collaboration with RNTCP providing DOTS on PPP Model since 2000. Detects about 300 new cases every year.

  1. TB diagnosis: [Basic – Sputum Microscopy, Chest x-ray, Mantoux, Histopathology etc]; [Advanced – Genxpert, BACTEC MGIT 960, Drug Sensitivity Testing]; procedures that facilitate confirmation
    like BAL, VAT, Laparoscopy etc are also available at an affordable cost.
  2. Treatment:
    1. First line: Cat 1 & Cat 2 (DOTS-RNTCP) Free
    2. 2nd line: MDR & XDR Regimen (through RNTCP) Free
  3. Contact Screening
  4. Follow-up
  5. Complications:
    1. Managing comorbid conditions like Diabetes, Malnutrition, Jaundice other immunosuppression etc
    2. TB-HIV Co infections
    3. Surgical care [Intercostal drainage, thoracotomy]
    4. Management of Adverse drug reactions
    5. Hospitalization

2. Health & Development Projects:

  1. RNTCP Slum Scheme [20 slums adopted in RT nagar area under the Slum Scheme of RNTCP – successful PPP model]
    1. MERCY project [St. Martha’s Effort to Reform the Custodial Youths]
      1. Targeting prisoners;
      2. Addressing on health, de-addictions, rehabilitation & transformation.
    2. MENTOR project [St. Martha’s Envisages seeing Nurtured & Transformed Orphan-Children confined in Remand-homes]
      1. Targeting homeless, street children, orphans etc;
      2. Addressing health, awareness, hygiene, livelihood options and imparting life skills
    3. MEADOW project [St. Martha’s Empowering the Abandoned, Destitute, & Oppressed Women]
      1. Targeting women in Correctional homes, Beggars colony, Transgender groups, etc.,
      2. Addressing health, livelihood options and imparting life skills
    4. MESSIAH project: [St. Martha’s Engaging School-Colleges-Corporate companies in Spreading Awareness on Health-issues]
      1. Targeting schools, colleges and corporate companies
      2. Addressing school health camps, TB/ HIV/ Hepatitis/ Dengue etc, Obesity/ diabetes/ high BP/ Salt restriction, smoking/ addictions, general & menstrual hygiene etc
      3. First Aid & CPR training
    5. MARCH project: [St. Martha’s Action on health of Resources Constrained and Hard-to-reach population]
      1. Targeting migrant labourers, urban slums, tribal population, adjoining forest areasetc;
      2. Addressing health, awareness, anti-tobacco campaigning, TB detection, Lifestyle disorder etc
      3. Health camps on Crèches meant for the children of migrant labourers
    6. MIRAGE project: [St. Martha’s Influencing the Society to Respect/Treat the AGED/Senior Citizens with Dignity]
      1. Targeting Senior citizens at homes, tie-ups with help age India;
      2. Addressing health, voicing for rights and restoring dignity
    7. MATCH project: (St. Martha’s building Access to Those CHallenged with Physical/Mental ability)
      1. Targeting physically, mentally challenged
      2. Screening at blind school / mentally retarded homes,
      3. Align with Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) department of base Hospital,
      4. Networking with Govt schemes, referral, guidance etc
      5. Vouch for protection of disability rights and preserve their dignity

3. Training & Research Programs:

    Organizes in-service program for the following:
  1. MSW (social work)
  2. Compulsory Rotary Resident Internship (Medical interns)
  3. Post-graduate students (Diplomate of National Board)


Dr. Selvasekar Abraham
Senior Consultant & HOD
Community Health
OPD Consultation Days – Mon to Sat
OPD Timings – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dr. Beulah Prasad
Medical Officer
Community Health
OPD Consultation Days – Mon to Sat
OPD Timings – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

OPD Days: All Working days except Government Holidays/Sundays
Note: DOTS medicine days are Monday, Wednesday & Friday
OPD Timings: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact No: 080 40128215/ 241
Email: dots@stmarthasHospital.org