Cost of establishing and operating a tuberculosis bacteriolocal laboratory
Naganathan, N.; Padmanabha Rao, K. and Rajalakshmi, R. (1974) Cost of establishing and operating a tuberculosis bacteriolocal laboratory. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 21 (4). pp. 181-190.
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The cost of establishing and running a Tuberculosis Bacteriological Laboratory in the State Tuberculosis Centres under the National Tuberculosis Programme, and the cost of various examinations to be undertaken in such a laboratory have been presented. Only a brief description of this methodology of the calculation has been given with set of tables showing the expenditures incurred for the various items. Certain interesting findings have been highlighted. The place of smear and culture examination under the programme, the implications of establishing a culture laboratory, the limitations of cost worked out have been discussed.
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