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Table 1 Compliance to Airborne Infection Control guidelines among the DR-TB Centers in Karnataka, India, 2016-17 (n = 6)

From: Who has to do it at the end of the day? Programme officials or hospital authorities?” Airborne infection control at drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) centres of Karnataka, India: a mixed-methods study

Sl. No Facility assessed AIC guidelines Components of assessment Number of centers with satisfactory compliance to AIC guidelines (n = 6)
1 DR-TB Ward Administrative Location and design 1
Visitor restriction 0
Hand hygiene 4
Cough hygiene 1
Wet mopping 4
Human resources training 1
Environmental Ventilation 5
Personal Protective Personal Protective Equipment 0
2 Patient waiting area Administrative Cough hygiene 0
Patient fastracking 1
Wet mopping 4
Environmental Ventilation 6
3 Chest medicine/ internal medicine Out Patient Department Administrative Hand hygiene 6
Wet mopping 4
Human resources training 3
Environmental Ventilation 5
Personal Protective Personal Protective Equipment 0
4 CDST Laboratory (n = 3) Administrative Standard Operating Procedures 2
Human resources training 3
Signage 2
Lab reports 2
Bio-safety checklist 2
Hand hygiene 3
Location and design 3
Restricted entry 3
Sterilization 3
Personal Protective Personal Protective Equipment 3
  1. AIC airborne infection control, DR-TB drug resistant tuberculosis, CDST culture and Drug Sensitivity testing