Socio-cultural context of TB treatment: a case study of Southern Gujarat

Mankodi, K. (1982) Socio-cultural context of TB treatment: a case study of Southern Gujarat. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 29 (2). pp. 86-92.

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Existence of public medical faculties does not ensure their acceptance, contrary to what was assumed by the NTP. Besides their limited reach in the whole community, their case holding is marred by defaulters. Defaulters are not necessarily the poor and the underprivileged, but are as likely lo be those who indulge in medical consumerism out of considerations of status. To secure better case finding and case holding, involvement of private medical practitioners is suggested along with possible means of enlarging the “catchment area” of the DTC, like identifying special target groups among whom self-referrals and particularistic informal referrals can be encouraged selectively, and emphasising the superiority of routine diagnostic and curative activities of the DTC vis-a-vis private practitioners, so as lo give a sociological “face lift” to the DTP, which will attract more of those patients who pay more, and get less, from private practitioners.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:National Tuberculosis Programme, Socio-Cultural Context, Tuberculosis, Treatment, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Medical Practitioners, District Tuberculosis Programme, Gujarat
Subjects:Therapeutics > Drug Therapy
Social Sciences > Government Programs
Health Care Economics and Organizations > Health Planning > National Health Programs
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Manpower
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Social Sciences > Anthropology
Population Characteristics > Socioeconomic Factors
Social Sciences > Sociology
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services > Health Facilities
ID Code:2516
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:26 December 2007

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