December 2016, Chennai: GeneXpert Diagnostic System was introduced at The Hindu Employees Health and Welfare Centre under Project EQUIP to offer free diagnosis to referrals by private practitioners in Chennai. The laboratory team headed by Ms. Jasbir Kaur, Head, Diagnostics, The Hindu Welfare Centre will be performing the GeneXpert tests.
The centre started the testing in the month of December and 60 tests have been successfully conducted so far. The new diagnostic tool was inaugurated by Dr. Netty Kamp, Senior Advisor, KNCV TB Foundation and Mr.Rajiv Lochan, CEO, The Hindu Welfare Centre in the presence of Dr.Ranga. K, Chief Medical Officer, The Hindu Welfare Centre and Dr.Ramya Ananthakrishnan, Executive Director, REACH. The Hindu Welfare Centre, has a long association with REACH in providing quality TB care services towards a TB-free Chennai.
Private practitioners are being actively encouraged to refer their patients for free GeneXpert testing at the centre.