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Action plan to improve TB notification in a tribal district of Madhya Pradesh


MOJ Public Health
Akash Ranjan Singh

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Abstract

One of the main bottlenecks of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme
(RNTCP) in district Shahdol is inadequate notification of the TB patientsi.e.123 against
the target 197 per lakh. An operationally feasible action plan was prepared by the district TB Programme. The objective was to improve this through engaging all stakeholders
involved in notification care pathway. At community level engaging community healers,
private practitioners, timely disbursement of honorarium to DOT providers and removing language barriers were emphasized. Also, the capacity building of peripheral workers, timely grievance redressal and regular monitoring was plan focus in order to improve the
TB notification.

Keywords

RNTCP Shahdol, TB notification, Action plan to improve TB notification, Tribal district

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