||Tuberculosis programme in metropolitan cities.
||INDIAN J TB 1993, 40, 99-102.
The paper explains why the predominantly rural
average Indian district received greater attention under the NTP
than large cities. Also, why the DTP, as the basic unit of NTP,
has not performed upto expectations on account of management weaknesses
and not technological shortcomings. It has been shown why it is
not necessary to think in terms of separate rural and urban TB services.
The manner in which the existing TB services in most big cities
can and should be made a part of DTP/NTP has been discussed. In
metropolitan cities, where the operational environment is different,
the principles of NTP can still be applied, after due operational
and sociological studies, but it is preferable if such studies are
made a part of overall health services systems research.
|KEYWORDS: HEALTH SERVICES; INDIA.