||Tuberculosis associations and domiciliary services:
||INDIAN J TB, 1961, 9, 185-186.
The co-operation of non-governmental agencies which
are generally represented through TB Associations is considered
essential in making domiciliary service programmes successful in
all aspects. It is recognised that the government has not been able
to ensure an adequate supply of treatment drugs. Even when an adequate
supply exists, there is a problem in getting these drugs to individual
patients and ensuring that they take the drugs regularly for the
prescribed period. Therefore, these non-governmental organisations
can help in the distribution of drugs, in monitoring drug intake
and checking drug default. They can organise constructive programs
yielding tangible results such as the TB Seals Campaign. It is suggested
that each district have a set of voluntary or paid workers who would
assist in the above activities. For the TB control programme to
be successful, there should be active co-operation and partnership
between official and non-official organisations and, the TB associations
should re-orient their programme in order to fit in with the scheme
for domiciliary treatment of TB patients.
|KEYWORDS: VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION; TB ASSOCIATION; INDIA.