||Role of the general medical practitioner in the control
||MEDICAL DIGEST 1960, 28, 598-605.
The medical practitioner has a major part to play
in early diagnosis of pulmonary TB, thorough and systematic treatment
of all detected cases till their disease is arrested, prevention
of the spread of the disease by BCG vaccination to the uninfected,
isoniazid chemoprophylaxis to all children below 5 years of age
who are infected and to all adult contacts, health education of
the people and finally in the rehabilitation of those who lose their
jobs or require comparatively light work. He has to participate
in this Mahayagna launched to eradicate TB from our
land as speedily as possible.
|KEYWORDS: GENERAL PRACTITIONER; PRIVATE SECTOR; HEALTH