Kamuli Government hospital 182, Kamuli Mission Hospital 69, Namwendwa HCIV 53, Bulopa HCIII 10, Balawoli HCIII 32, Butansi 16 HCIII, and Bupadhengo HCIII had 30 patients interviewed.
From the list, the 2 hospitals (Kamuli Government Hospital and Kamuli Mission Hospital), 2 HCIV (Nankandulo HCIV and Namwendwa HCIV) were considered.
Only 3/8 facilities had the TB management desk aid, only 2/8 were using and filling in the TB suspect registers consistently, and 7/8 had sputum mugs; all the 8 facilities had no evidence of their microscopes having been serviced in the last one year, 1/8; that is, Nankandulo HCIV, did not have a system of identifying coughing patients from waiting areas, wards, and so on (Table 3).
Though we did not have data on patients' views for F (HCIV) to allow scoring of certain quality parameters like waiting time to receive laboratory results, anti-TB drugs, patients awareness on adverse effects of drugs, and advise to test for HIV, we still went ahead to score the rest of the parameters whose data was available and finally concluded on the facilities performance.
According to one of the health care workers in facility E (HCIV), the health care workers are not sure whether what they refer to as DOTS is actually working and they are not sure of whether the treatment observers are carrying out their role.