IMPLEMENTATION OF DOTS AS PER REVISED NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAMME (RNTCP) IN DADRI REGION OF UTTAR PRADESH
Smriti Ojha*, Hina Chadha, Seema Mahor and Sarita Prajapati
DOT (Directly Observed Treatment) against tuberculosis under the guidance of the revised national tuberculosis
control programme (RNTCP) has already covered 450 million population of the country and has succeeded in
achieving an overall cure rate of 80% for new smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) cases. For more than a decade,
designated microscopy health centers and medical hospitals have been providing diagnostic services, treatment,
referral for treatment, recording and reporting data, carrying out advocacy for RNTCP and conducting operational
research relevant to RNTCP. Health centers are also contributing to diagnosis and treatment of human
immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-TB co-infection and development of laboratory infrastructure for early diagnosis of
multidrug-resistant and/or extensively drug-resistant TB (M/XDR-TB) and DOTS-Plus sites for treatment of MDRTB
cases. It tries to evoke a uniform consciousness among treating doctors both at government and private levels to
follow a uniform diagnostic algorithm and treatment protocols which is very much readily available under RNTCPDOTS
throughout our nation. The objective of the study is to overview the guidelines put by RNTCP in various
health centers of Dadri region of Uttar Pradesh for the evaluation and treatment of suspected TB cases.
Keywords: DOT, Tuberculosis, Dadri, RNTCP.
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