||A national task force for NTP: Editorial.
||INDIAN J TB 1990, 37, 173-174.
The editorial comments refer to the 1989 Ranbaxy-Robert
Koch Oration given by Dr. William Fox, titled "TB in India
- Past, Present and Future". Dr. Fox highlighted most of the
major aspects of TB in India, being familiar with the TB scene in
India for over 35 years. Emphasis was placed on the need to improve
research, training and evaluation aspects of NTP and on improving
programme administration and management based on these findings.
However, Fox's recommendation to establish a long term National
TB Standing Committee with various powers is considered to reveal
his unfamiliarity with various aspects of the Indian administrative
and political climate and the social upsurges prevalent at the time.
The editorial suggests an alternative way to manage the TB programme,
while supporting Dr. Fox's views, in general.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIO-POLITICAL; HEALTH POLICY; HEALTH SERVICES;