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Role of NGOs improved TB control
Published on 18 Apr. 2010 12:39 AM IST
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State TB Officer, Dr. K T Lotha said comparing the performance of Revised National TB Control Programme before and after involvement of NGOs it was observed that some districts, especially Wokha showed much improvement after participation of NGOs in achieving the target in terms of two indicators i,e Case Detection Rate (CDR) and Cure Rate (CR).
The state TB Officer, in his presentation on MDR TB (Multi Drug Resistant) at a two day annual review meeting on April 14 and 15 said the plan for setting up DOTS Plus site in the state, to facilitate for treating MDR cases, was underway. North East RNTCP consultant, Dr Palash Talukdar, commented that cure rate of TB had been consistent during the last 5 years. He said Nagaland as a whole could achieve a Case Detection Rate (CDR) of 76% and Cure Rate (CR) of 89% during the first quarter of 2010. Kohima, Dimapur, Mon, Kiphire and Mokokchung are in the target zone. The annual review meeting of Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) was held at Para Medical Training Institute, Kohima.

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