Management of Tuberculosis - The Need to Enforce Proper Treatment Guidelines among Private Practitioners in India

Sharma, VM and N, Anupama (2012) Management of Tuberculosis - The Need to Enforce Proper Treatment Guidelines among Private Practitioners in India. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Tuberculosis continues to be a daunting challenge for our healthcare system. Even after fifteen years of the much publicised Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme that envisages directly observed short course chemotherapy (DOTS), TB continues to spread and drug resistant strains, MDR and XDR, are also increasingly reported. More than 50% of TB patients seeking private health care, but the level of awareness regarding treatment of TB among private practitioners appears to be poor. All this call for an urgent revamp of TB control strategy in India.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Tuberculosis, RNTCP; MDR tuberculosis
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8851
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 22:49
Last Modified:04 May 2013 22:49

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