Short course chemotherapy in industrial workers covered
Patel, A.G. (1982) Short course chemotherapy in industrial workers covered. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (1). pp. 55-59.
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Employees’ State Insurance Scheme was introduced in 1969 in Baroda. Initially there were 45,000 workers covered under Employees’ State Insurance Scheme. At present 1,00,000 workers are covered under the scheme. Case detection and case holding in this group is better than in general population. A bout 40% patients completed conventional chemotherapy as compared to 5 % in general population (Patel, 1977). Director of Employees’ State Insurance Scheme permitted use of Rifampicin in a pilot study to assess the efficacy, acceptability, adverse reactions and cost of drugs in the management of tuberculosis under programme conditions in this group.
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