||Treatment and rehabilitation of tuberculosis patients
and control of disease.
||Eastern Region Conference of IUAT, 15th, Lahore, Pakistan,
10-13 Dec 1987, p. 235-238.
The objective of the study was to improve the financial
condition of poor TB patients during and after the full course of
treatment. Out of 1,472 suitable patients, 972 socio-economically
poor and disabled TB patients from rural and urban areas were admitted
to the Vocational Rehabilitation Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They
were divided categorically and given vocational training in different
areas based on their aptitude, education and socio-economic conditions.
The progress of training of each patient was assessed every month.
The details of the training given in different fields with the results
of final assessments are presented in a table. After the final assessment
of progress of training, the disease status and the provision of
work facilities, 905 out of 972 patients received certificates.
67 patients did not receive certificates because they were far advanced
cases and did not progress well after treatment. Those unsuccessful
patients with minimal lesions left the hospital before completing
their training. Based on the findings, it was concluded that control
of TB could be achieved through effective treatment and provision
of vocational training to patients so that they could complete the
full course of treatment, earn money and properly rehabilitated.
|KEYWORDS: REHABILITATION; BANGLADESH.