||The work of care and after care committees.
||All India TB Conference, 2nd, New Delhi, India, 20-23
Nov 1939 p. 159-164.
The paper briefly outlines the care and after care
work obtained in Bangalore and compared it with schemes elsewhere.
Provisions were made to help needy patients with diet and special
medicines. It was felt that this was the best that could be done
for these patients in the absence of sufficient hospital accommodation.
It was suggested that suitable employment be found not only for
the arrested case but also for the sputum positive good chronic.
For care of infants, institutional separation was adopted in Bangalore
as familial boarding out may not work satisfactorily. Preventoria
(open air schools) for older children was not feasible due to lack
of sufficient finances. It was concluded that, in India, since medical
work was state-managed, State aid should be forthcoming for TB,
failing which, the TB work in the country would come to a halt.
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