Extending tuberculosis notification to the private sector in India: programmatic challenges?

Nagaraja, S. B. and Achanta, S. and Kumar, A. M. V. and Satyanarayana , S. (2014) Extending tuberculosis notification to the private sector in India: programmatic challenges? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis, 18 (11). pp. 1353-1356.

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Abstract

In May 2012, the Government of India declared tuberculosis a notifiable disease, requiring all public and private health sectors throughout the country to report all cases. Until then, TB disease was notifiable only by public authorities. In India, the private sector dominates anti-tuberculosis treatment, and poorly managed cases lead to severe forms of TB. Several challenges need to be addressed for effective implementation, including the creation of an electronic case-based webbased mechanism for TB notification. Stricter enforcement backed by regulation and punitive measures for non-compliance, along with vigilant mechanisms in place to monitor private health facilities, is required. Massive campaigns and advocacy programmes for a notification drive may be the way forward.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Case notification; Private sector; Tuberculosis
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Case Finding
Tuberculosis > PPM
Institutions: National Task Force, Zonal Task Force & State Task Force of Medical Colleges
Depositing User: Mr SANJAY SINGH
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 06:56
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 06:56
URI: http://tbresearch.ntiindia.org.in/id/eprint/2024

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