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Q. 10 What are the roles and responsibilities of Sentinel Site In- charge?
Ans. Responsible for all arrangements and activities for HIV surveillance at the site. Attends trainings conducted for surveillance by the SACS Conducts a pre-surveillance on-site training for all staff Correctly identifies the eligible respondents as per the inclusion criteria and ensures consecutive sampling Ensures that sample number is not linked with individual's identity thus maintaining unlinked anonymous testing Ensures adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP) by the site staff while collecting, processing & storing blood specimens Monitors progress in sample collection on daily basis Checks filled forms every day for completeness, discuss issues, if any, with concerned staff, guide them and sign the filled forms Arranges for transport of blood specimens under proper cold chain along with sample transportation sheet (STS) to HSS Testing Laboratory Ensures that results of routine tests are provided to the respondent subsequently Contacts nodal person at SACS for any clarification/ problem regarding staff, availability of the listed consumables, user manuals, flow charts, data forms and stamps/ pre-printed stickers or any other methodological issues.