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DOT (directly observed treatment)

DOT is the process, during which the TB patient takes every dose of the medication under the direct observation of health-care staff.

DOT is strongly recommended by authoritative bodies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against Tuberculosis And Lung Diseases (IUATLD) as a most effective measure in the control of tuberculosis.

By using DOT, TB patients can be provided the necessary support to complete the whole course of treatment, so that treatment failure, emergence of drug resistance and spread of the disease can be avoided.

Ways to better recovery in Tuberculosis: Compliance and regular treatment and medication; lead a happy life; balance diet; adequate rest; adequate exercise; fresh air.