Role of monthly shibirs in case finding at P.H.I.s
Gupta, P.R.; Sisodia, R.S.; Purohit, S.D. and Jain, D.K. (1989) Role of monthly shibirs in case finding at P.H.I.s. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 36 (2). pp. 31-34.
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PHIs of District Jhalawar (Rajasthan) were roughly divided into two equal groups, Routine supervisory visits were made to Control Group (A) PHIs by DTO every month throughout the study. In the Study Group (B) PHIs, cases-finding shibirs were organised every month, for 18 months (Part 1). During the subsequent 18 months (Part II), both the groups of PHIs received the routine monthly supervisory visits. Group A PHIs examined 399 sputa during Part I of the study period- Of these, 1.0 (2.5%) were positive for acid fast bacilli, in this period, 596 sputa were also examined at shibirs, held in various Group B PHIs. In addition these PHIs examined 667 sputa on their own. Respectively, 78 (13.1%) and 39 (5,8%) of these sputa were positive. During Part II of the study period. Groups A and B PHIs examined 1.825 and 1,8l>0 sputa, of which 40(2 2%) and 95 (5.0%) respectively were positive. These shibirs, thus, improved the case-finding at PHIs,
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