Funding for this research was provided by:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (81573258)
Received: 14 April 2019
Accepted: 22 June 2020
First Online: 1 July 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study was reviewed and approved by the ethical research committee (Advanced Studies and Research Board) of Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan [No. HU/R&P/ASRB/2015/1995]. The study was conducted in accordance with approval guideline and prior permission was granted by the higher authority of DHQ Hospital Batkhela. To ensure confidentiality of the information collected from TB registration books, name or identification number of TB patient was not included in the data collection sheet.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.