TB is one of the leading causes of
mortality in India- killing -2 persons every three minute, nearly 1,000 every
The strategy of Directly Observed
Treatment, Short-course (DOTS) is based largely on research done in India in
the field of TB over the past 35 years.
Since 1997, after successful piloting
DOTS has been implemented in India as the Revised National Tuberculosis Control
Programme (RNTCP). In the RNTCP, the proportion of TB cases which are confirmed
in the laboratory and the cure rate are both more than double that of the
The operational feasibility of DOTS in
the Indian context has been demonstrated, with 8 out of 10 patients treated in
the programme being cured, as compared with approximately 3 out of 10 in the
Multidrug -resistant tuberculosis
(MDRTB) is a result and symptom of poor management of TB patients.DOTS has been
shown to prevent the emergence of MDRTB and to reverse the trend of MDRTB in
communities in which it has emerged.
TB is the most common opportunistic
infection among people living with HIV.
Revised National Tuberculosis Control
Programme (RNTCP) has covered the entire population of the country by March
Every patient who is cured stops
spreading TB, and every life saved is a child, mother, or father who will go on
to live a longer, TB-free life.
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