BOTTLENECKS OF TB CONTROL IN INDIA AND SOLUTIONS & K.A.P STUDY ON FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS. Dr. A.K. AVASARALA MBBS, M.D. PROFESSOR & HEAD DEPT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE & EPIDEMIOLOGY PRATHIMA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KARIMNAGAR, A.P. INDIA: +91505417
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Dr. A.K. AVASARALA MBBS, M.D.
PROFESSOR & HEAD
DEPT OF COMMUNITY MEDICINE & EPIDEMIOLOGY
PRATHIMA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KARIMNAGAR, A.P.
TUBERCULOSIS IN INDIA IS STILL A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMEVEN AFTER 43 YEARS OF CONTROL PROGRAM . WHY?
THIRTEEN YEARS AFTER DOTS
A majority of deaths from TB occur in India (4). India faces growing mortality from TB.
KAP STUDY ON FORTY-FOUR
A.1) CASE- FINDING DIFFICULTIES
chest symptomatics to report - 12 responses
the community leaders 27 responses
B.1) DIFFICULTIES FACING DURING DOTS
- interaction of various social and biological factors and the transmission potential in India
- the prevalence, annual incidence and to measure transmission ,
- to identify the modifiable or manageable determinants
. IF THESE TWO ARE NOT CARRIED OUT IN TRUE SPIRIT QUALITATIVELY, DISEASE REDUCTION WE CAN NEVER EXPECT