||A scheme for community programme: Editorial.
|| INDIAN J TB, 1972, 19, 39-40.
The Advisory Committee of the IJTB suggested an
operational research project, in association with voluntary organisations,
on the working of the DTCP, similar to the Tumkur Project in India
and the Jaffna and Kinta project of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Malaysia
respectively. The project was to be conducted simultaneously in
4-5 districts in different parts of the country, under the joint
sponsorship of the Central Association and the State/District branches.
The project primarily envisaged having a number of voluntary workers
to assist in the implementation of DTCP by motivating people to
attend health facilities for diagnosis, by monitoring patients
drug intake and checking drug default, by disseminating health education
on preventive measures in TB, to improve peoples health consciousness
and to encourage people to avail of existing TB services and facilities,
by raising funds to subsidise the project and to provide financial
assistance to patients, if necessary. A detailed discussion of the
suggested set-up for the project and estimated cost is included.
|KEYWORDS: SOCIAL WELFARE; VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION; INDIA.