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To assess Knowledge and Attitude regarding Tuberculosis treatment among DOT Providers of RNTCP registered patients in Kottayam district, Kerala.
Although India has managed to scale up basic TB services in the public health system, treating more than 10 million TB patients under RNTCP, the rate of decline is too slow to meet the 2030 SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDG) and 2035 End TB target.
At that time the RNTCP-I became RNTCP II aiming to consolidate the gains of RNTCP I and to initiate the services to address TB/HIV, MDR-TB (multi-drug resistant TB) and to extend RNTCP to the private sector.
The PPs are expected to ensure follow-up sputum collection and late patient retrieval, as well as to maintain RNTCP records for the patients and to permit on-site monitoring by RNTCP supervisory staff as per RNTCP guidelines.
Therefore, an operational research study was conducted in Sira TB unit for determining the factors associated with poor sputum conversion rate at the end of 2 months of RNTCP treatment.
But above all, CSO activities should be aligned with RNTCP policies.
Until August-2013, solid culture, liquid culture, Line Probe Assay and cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test has been certified by RNTCP and started in 37, 12, 41 and 30 sites respectively in India for fast-tracking the process of culture and drug sensitivity testing.
The current RNTCP regimens in India are highly effective in the management of tuberculosis patients without HIV infection.
During 1993-2001, under RNTCP, patients diagnosed in health-care facilities with cough lasting [greater than or equal to]3 weeks underwent three sputum smear examinations over a 2-day period.
The aim of this study is to characterise effectiveness and outcome of antituberculosis treatment among newly diagnosed patients in RNTCP.
A total of 126 patients registered for treatment under RNTCP in all four quarters of year 2013 (i.
RNTCP has a nationwide network of sputum microscopy and has taken it years to develop a strong robust system for External Quality Assurance (EQA).
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