Library should be
upgraded with RNTCP and other modern teaching materials, with support
of the CTD.
The technical and
operational guidelines of RNTCP related to diagnosis, case finding
and treatment of TB patients should be appropriately incorporated
in the teaching curricula.
Besides its inclusion
in theoretical teaching, practical training in the DOTS strategy
should be introduced by exposing students through field visits and
clinical posting at RNTCP centres. Rural training centres should
be upgraded to handle TB patients under the RNTCP. This should include
community based problem solving to support the continuous improvement
of the RNTCP.
should organise workshops and CME programmes for control of TB on
a regular basis.
All medical colleges
should follow the MCI recommendation for posting of UGs and interns
to TB departments.
Updates on the current
status of RNTCP should be sent by programme division regularly to
all medical colleges for use in teaching and further dissemination
to the community.
Other roles of Medical Colleges in programme implementation
in co-ordination with local programme officials should undertake
leadership and advocacy role and support in implementation of the
programme in the Districts/States. They should be a role model of
proper management of patients under the RNTCP. Medical colleges
should work as a liaison between the community and the programme.
from medical colleges should be included as members in the District/State
TB societies. Medical colleges should be involved in policy and
planning of the RNTCP at district, state, and national levels.
The potential of
medical colleges in training should be fully utilised. This includes
training private practitioners and others about the programme, and
conducting training in different aspects of RNTCP, particularly
for LTs and laboratory supervisors, and training in data analysis
and programme management for programme officers.