||Social and psychological aspects of tuberculosis control
||INDIAN J TB 1974, 21, 109-111.
A degree of resentment against the problem of TB
is necessary for the intensification of efforts on the part of the
Government and the involvement of the whole community in these efforts.
This can only be brought about when a state of awareness is created
once again, as it was, following the last National Sample Survey.
This is only possible by plotting the date of incidence and prevalence
of the disease and, repeating this procedure over points in time
to establish a trend. Placing a representative of the community
as a multi-purpose worker at each Primary Health Care center, widening
the scope of the DTP so as to involve as many practitioners as possible,
improving the diagnostic and treatment facilities at the peripheral
center in remote areas and, conducting periodic surveys to create
awareness, are some suggested measures to solve the problem of TB.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY; SOCIAL ASPECTS; INDIA.