||Tuberculosis control in India: the urban viewpoint
- Guest Editorial.
||INDIAN J TB 1993, 40, 59-60.
The guest editorial considers that the NTP, while
a well-designed one, has been deficient in implementation of the
programme, that the blame for this deficiency should go to the general
conditions under which the programme has to function and not the
programme itself. Therefore, those who wish to improve the functioning
of the NTP should direct their attention to improving the GHS. Regarding
the TB control programme in urban areas of India, three trends that
have emerged are described. Given these trends, it is considered
that only a consensual approach based on mutual understanding towards
achieving a common goal could bring about the desired change in
the programme. A set of interventions to improve the programme are
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