Management of tuberculosis-the need to enforce proper treatment guidelines among private practitioners in India

M. Vishnu Sharma, N. Anupama

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
JournalOnline Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2011

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