TB Diagnostic Doctor

Tuberculosis Specialist

Minimum MBBS

Preferably minimum experience of 6 to 11 year in relevant field

The tasks a Tuberculosis Specialist is expected to perform include:

Diagnosing and conducting treatment of ailments due to infection by tubercular disease

Conducting examination of different parts of body to locate nature of the disorder

Relating disorder/disease to infections in other parts of body

Administering tuberculin test and conducting clinical tests of sputum, blood, lymph, etc.

Examining X-ray of chest and other parts of the body, along with history of disease

Prescribing medicinal or surgical treatment according to intensity of the disease

Obtaining help of other specialists to properly diagnose disease when needed

Knowledge of clinical tests of sputum, blood, lymph, etc.

Knowledge of Ministry of Health (Mo

H) policies and general system of health management

Skilled in science such as biology, human anatomy and biochemistry

Proficient in examining patients for tuberculosis

Skilled in interpreting tests and counselling patients on rehabilitative, preventative and dietary care accordingly

Knowledge of all the potential side effects associated with a particular drug and informing the patient accordingly

Skilled in using medical equipment and instruments

Post graduate degree or diploma in T.B/Tuberculosis and Chest diseases

Good spoken and written English

Team player

Good listening skills





Good practical skills

It is a desk job

Need to handle a team of nurses and other medical staff

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - 83,000 to 1,60,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Healthcare Industry in India

The Indian Brand Equity Foundation in their report on the Healthcare sector of India has stated that healthcare has become one of India's largest sectors - both in terms of revenue and employment. The industry comprises of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment.

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The outlook for the Indian healthcare industry looks positive owing to high growth rate in almost all its segments, whether its primary healthcare, secondary and tertiary healthcare, medical equipment, diagnostics, health insurance or medical tourism. The ever growing population, increasing government expenditure on health and growing per capita income will increase the size of this industry in the years to come. Per capita income is expected to increase at a CAGR of 5.7% over 2012-18. Rising incomes mean a steady growth in the ability to access healthcare and related services.

Considering all this it is safe to state that this sector is bound to grow in the coming years, and so the job profile of a Tuberculosis Specialist will witness a lot of growth in the future.


Government hospitals

Healthcare centres

Nursing homes

Research institutes


Government primary healthcare centres


Cities and towns across India