CATASTROPHE OF WITNESSING THE ILLNESS
May 13, 2016
IMPACT, Patient Stories, Uncategorized
“I won’t take medicines till my exams get over” screamed the Sixteen years old boy, whose deceased father was a TB patient. The boy was diagnosed with TB when all members of the family were screened for TB. He witnessed the father’s illness and his statements of suffering about the sense of vomiting, stomach pain, fever, head ache etc. The words of his father sown strongly inside him and made him to feel that the TB treatment creates other illness which lead to state of in-activeness. He scared that his in-activeness made him not to study and get through the exams. But his deteriorating health condition worried the Health worker of REACH. The health worker counseled him continuously explaining the nature of the treatment and TB cure. He finally convinced to take medicines and also successfully completed his exams simultaneously.
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