||Some social aspects of the National Tuberculosis Programme.
||BULL DEV PREV TB 1964, 9, 7.
Health problems in India form only a small part
of the large variety of pressing socio-economic problems that face
the community. Pulmonary TB among the health problems, is one of
the many problems which need immediate attention. In the resources
that are available for dealing with the different problems, the
share which could be given to TB could not be big. If, due to some
special reasons, a disproportionate slice of the resources is used
up in applying advanced technological methods to satisfy a fraction
of the total needs of the community, other problems may be accentuated.
Logically a solution of the TB problem in India should form an integral
part of a comprehensive overall social development plan for the
community. If the TB control programme is according to the felt-need,
generated by the disease in the community, it would be in consonance
with the other health and social programmes evolved for dealing
with the other felt-needs. Available information shows that it is
possible to develop a minimal nation-wide TB case finding and treatment
programme through the GHS. If the available resources in the future
improve, then a corresponding qualitative and quantitative improvement
in the working of the TB programme could be easily affected. It
also appears reasonable to expect such a programme to produce an
impact on the epidemiology of the disease.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL ASPECTS; SOCIO-ECONOMICS; INDIA.
Social and Demographic Characteristics