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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 178 - Compensation for Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Health Care Workers

1. Definition


Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Mycobacterium other than tuberculosis (MOTTS) in the workplace. Pulmonary Tuberculosis will be presumed to be work-related if Pulmonary Tuberculosis is transmitted to an employee during the performance of health care work from a patient suffering from active open tuberculosis or analysis or testing of infected body tissues or fluids. A claim shall clearly be set out as contemplated in and provided for in Section 65 of COIDA.