RNTCP and tuberculosis control - High time to act

Jain, Nirmal Kumar
July 2010
Lung India;Jul-Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p108
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), based on the Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) strategy. He mentions DOTS strategy standardizing drug regimens, preventing misuse of drugs and avoid the existence of drug resistance, which makes it difficult for RNTCP to control tuberculosis. However, he notes that RNTCP continues to be the national and local action and commitment which decides the degree of success in programs for tuberculosis.


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