||Public health perspectives in the formulation of the
National Tuberculosis Programme of India.
||NTI NL 1981, 18, 50-56.
Formulation of a nationally applicable, socially
acceptable and epidemiologically effective NTP for India involved
use of a wide range of principles of the discipline of community
health. These principles can also be very profitably applied in
the formulation of nationwide programmes to deal with other major
community problems. Government commitment to strengthening rural
health services in India by using multi-purpose health workers and
by employing community health volunteers has further strengthened
the case for adopting the approach developed for formulating the
NTP on a much wider scale. This approach also gets further endorsement
from the concept of primary health care contained in the Alma-Ata
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