Document on State TB training and Demonstration Centre (STDC); third edition
NTI, Bangalore (2004) Document on State TB training and Demonstration Centre (STDC); third edition. Documentation. National Tuberculosis Institute, Bangalore, India.
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The STDC has an important role to play in the success of RNTCP by assisting the State TB Officer in various programme-related activities and providing inputs on technical issues. The objective of this document is to reformulate the guidelines governing the functioning of STDCs and provide recommendations to the states for either strengthening the existing STDCs or establishing the new ones wherever required. The recommended guidelines are formulated taking into consideration the feasibility, functional sustainability and bringing in the desired uniformity in discharging their functions effectively. The main issues, which are addressed are regarding the organisational structure and responsibilities of STDC keeping in view their major role in supporting the State TB Cell in efficiently managing the programme in the state.
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