|| Indias National Tuberculosis Programme in relation
to the proposed social and economic development plans.
||INDIAN J PUBLIC HEALTH 1965, 9, 103-106.
It has been shown that most of the infectious TB
cases in a rural community in south India are at least conscious
of the symptoms of the disease; about three-fourths of them are
worried about their sickness; and, about half of them actively seek
treatment for their symptoms at rural medical institutions. The
existing facilities deal with only a very small fraction of even
these patients who are actively seeking treatment. Indias
NTP has been designed to mobilise the existing resources in order
to offer suitable diagnostic and treatment services to those who
already have a felt-need. Indias health administrators have
to initiate suitable administrative and organizational reorientation
of existing services to satisfy these already existing felt needs.
Simultaneous social and economic growth will help in developing
the epidemiological strategy and the rise in living standard itself
may have a significant impact in controlling TB.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-POLITICAL; HEALTH CARE; INDIA.