This is a unique programme where the patients of COPD are screened from the community, brought to a program to be evaluated with standard investigations including spirometry, ECG, chest X-ray, and common blood tests. The patients were imparted with a formatted syllabus based (developed by us) one- point intensive education and training, and were given with free medication. The patients who received the training have shown significant improvement in the quality of life as a result of the effort. This has been highly encouraging and we feel that this may make a substitute for the formal COPD rehabilitation
(neither feasible nor possible in our country by and large) and help millions of patients to live a better-quality life.
This has got a tremendous impact on the quality of life of the patients in underserved areas all across the globe.