Annexure - A : Group Work
Implementation of RNTCP in Medical Colleges
| List of Group Members
||Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad
||Dr Bina Doley
||Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh
||Dr G.K Khuller
||Dr K.V Shah
||BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
||Lt Col D Bhattacharyya
||Christian Medical College, Vellore
||Wg Cdr K.V Ganesh
||Armed Forces Command Hospital, Bangalore
||Dr M.K Maitra
||R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata
||Dr T.P Rajagopal
||Calicut Medical College, Calicut
||Dr. J.N Pande
||AIIMS, New Delhi
||Dr S.K Kapoor
||AIIMS, New Delhi
||St Johns Medical College, Bangalore
Dr V.K Chadha, Sr Epidemiologist,
Dr Rajeev Chavan & Dr K.N Prasad, WHO RNTCP Medical Consultants.
Advocacy and training
Policy makers - Director of Medical
Education, Dean and Principal to be sensitized on the policies of
One faculty from each medical college to be trained at a National
Institute, who in turn shall be responsible for sensitization of
other faculty members through open discussion, CMEs, etc.
A resource group to be formed for conducting training workshops
in medical colleges.
The case finding algorithm of RNTCP to be followed.
Binocular microscopes, Lab. reagents, stationary, slides and sputum
cups, etc. to be supplied by the programme.
RNTCP regimen to be followed.
There is need for review of guidelines for treating failures and
Effective referral and feedback to be ensured by the MO (DOTS).
Seriously ill cases to be admitted and given daily regimen under
direct observation, referred to respective RNTCP center on discharge.
All rifampicin containing regimen to be given under direct observation
in intensive phase.
Supply of drugs to be ensured by the DTC.
Establishment of DOT centers.
Microscopy and DOT center should be mandatory in the medical college;
possibility of setting up TU be explored.
Head of chest medicine dept. or any faculty member designated by
him would be responsible for smooth implementation of RNTCP in the
DOT for cases residing within 5 Km radius, others to be referred
to other centers close to residence of patient.
DOT directory in the district to be provided by DTO and displayed
in the DOT center.
There be a separate physical structure for implementing DOTS.
A MO, one LT, one TO - supervisory staff wherever required to be
provided from the programme. Computer be provided wherever required.
Each medical college be provided with a list of RNTCP, SCC and SR
districts in the state.
MO-DOT center to ensure effective referral and feedback.
Non seriously ill patients not to be initiated on treatment and
referred to the respective district.
Seriously ill patients to be put on regimen according to the district
and later transferred.
Lab forms, Lab register, Treatment cards, to be
maintained as per RNTCP guidelines and reports to be submitted to
The microscopy and DOT facility in medical college to be open for