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Role of a health visitor for TB patients in the community

Vadivel, Jayalakshmi and Gopu, Shyamala (2004) Role of a health visitor for TB patients in the community. Nurses of India (Mar). pp. 10-12.

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TB is a major public health problem in India. It kills more adults in India than any other infectious disease. Every day more than 20,000 people become infected, 5,000 people developed diseases 40% of the adults are infected with the TB bacillus. Nearly 5 lakh persons die each year. 1000 people a day - one every minute - die of TB in our country. The goal of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) is to cure at least 85% of new sputum smear positive patients detected, and to detect at least 70% of all such patients from the community but only after the desired cure rate has been achieved .

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Clinical Research
Divisions: Clinical Research
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 06:13
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 10:38

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