Tuberculosis Notification: Issues and Challenges.

Nagpal, M and Chawla, N (2013) Tuberculosis Notification: Issues and Challenges. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem. An emerging menace in India is drug resistant forms of TB. In order to ensure proper TB diagnosis and case management, reduce TB transmission and address the problems of emergence of spread of Drug Resistant-TB, it is essential to have complete information of all TB cases. Therefore, Govt. of India declared Tuberculosis a notifiable disease on 7th May 2012. This paper highlights the fact that notification of TB in the absence of regulation of diagnostic practices, rational use of anti-TB medicines and availability of diagnostic and treatment facilities for drug-resistant TB will pose more problems rather than provide solutions to this problem.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Tuberculosis; Drug resistance; Notification
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:9161
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:25 Feb 2014 12:42
Last Modified:25 Feb 2014 12:42

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