Received: 4 April 2023
Accepted: 15 August 2023
First Online: 1 September 2023
: The State Operational Research Committee of the National TB Elimination Programme - Kerala approved the study. The Institutional Ethics Committee of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, reviewed and cleared the protocol and tools. (IEC/1816 dated on 02-03-2022). Initial verbal consent was obtained by a programme staff and participants were informed of benefits, risks, and freedom to refuse to participate or withdraw with non-effect on any benefits or services they were receiving.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no competing interests.