TB Treatment Delays in Odisha, India: Is It Expected Even after These Many Years of RNTCP Implementation?

In India, the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) envisages initiation of TB treatment within seven days of diagnosis among smear-positive patients. After nearly two decades of RNTCP implementation, treatment delays are usually not expected.To determine the proportion of sputum smear-posit...

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Main Authors: Kumaravel Ilangovan, Sharath Burugina Nagaraja, Ramya Ananthakrishnan, Anil G Jacob, Jaya Prasad Tripathy, Deepak Tamang
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2015-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC4415930?pdf=render