Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme  -An Overview

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RNTCP. The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), based on the WHO recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) strategy to control TB, was launched in 1997 and expanded in a phased manner to cover the entire country by March, 2006. . RNTCP

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1. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme -An Overview

2. RNTCP The Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), based on the WHO recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short-course (DOTS) strategy to control TB, was launched in 1997 and expanded in a phased manner to cover the entire country by March, 2006.

3. RNTCP – Goal and Objectives Goal The goal of TB control Programme is to decrease mortality and morbidity due to TB and cut transmission of infection until TB ceases to be a major public health problem in India. Objectives: To achieve and maintain a case detection of at least 70% of new sputum positive TB patients To achieve and maintain a cure rate of at least 85% in such patients

5. Achievements of RNTCP

6. Yearly total population projected from 2001 census.Yearly total population projected from 2001 census.

7. Patient-wise drug boxes A unique feature of RNTCP are the patient-wise drug boxes (for adult and paediatric cases), which improve patient care, adherence, and drug supply and drug stock management

8. Other Sector involvement >2500 NGOs involved under RNTCP ~18,000 PPs involved New schemes developed for NGO/PP involvement in RNTCP 150 Corporate Houses participating Involvement of professional bodies IAP involved in development of Pediatric guidelines 2005 IMA actively collaborating in 167 districts/ 6 states under Rd 6 GFATM Project Coalition of professional bodies established-IMPACT (2007) Assoc. of Physicians of India (API)/ Indian Academy of Pediatricians (IAP)/ National College of Chest Physicians (NCCP)/ Indian Chest Society (ICS) / Federation of Family Physicians of India (FFPI)

9. RNTCP Laboratory Network

11. Decentralized Financial Management

12. Programme Surveillance System

13. EPI-CENTRE: RNTCP Data processing system

14. RNTCP “Supervision and Monitoring strategy” Strategy document developed and published in March 2005 All states and districts implementing the strategy All state/district programme staff trained in the strategy

15. RNTCP: Records and Reports Records Tuberculosis Register Laboratory Register Treatment Card Laboratory Form for Sputum Examination Supervisory Register Referral for Treatment Registers/Forms Reports Quarterly Report on Case finding Quarterly Report of Sputum Conversion Quarterly Report on Results of Treatment RNTCP Report on Programme Management and Logistics Peripheral Health Institution Level (Monthly) Tuberculosis Unit Level District Level State Level

16. Key monitoring tools Reports: Monthly/Quarterly/Annual for all levels of monitoring Supervisory register at PHIs Supervisory check list for programme managers Programme review check list- CMO, DM, DHS/DGHS, HS/PHS Internal evaluation reports of the districts Review meeting minutes district/ state level

17. Thanks www.tbcindia.org

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