Integrating Indian Post and National Tuberculosis Elimination Program - A new way ahead

Authors

  • Kirti Garg
  • Anjali Panwar
  • Nandita Sharma
  • Yogesh Bahurupi
  • Mahendra Singh
  • Pradeep Aggarwal All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53553/JCH.v09i02.008

Keywords:

Indianpost, NTEP, TB

Abstract

COVID-19 and its response have a significant influence on healthcare services throughout the world and are likely to put the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) under immense pressure. Mitigation actions taken by the government to prevent the spread of infection have led to missed diagnoses and a halt in services such as active case finding, contact tracing, and follow-ups. Diagnostic delays have created a gap in the TB care chain, increasing mortality rates and morbidity, and can worsen the disease burden in marginalized communities. Closing these gaps requires intervention at the population and government levels. Integrating the Indian Post with the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program will be a milestone in the specimen transport system and will ultimately result in better diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis.

Author Biographies

Kirti Garg

MPH Scholar

Department of Community and Family Medicine,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh,

Rishikesh-249203, Uttarakhand (India).

Anjali Panwar

MPH Scholar,

Department of Community and Family Medicine,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh,

Rishikesh-249203, Uttarakhand (India).

Nandita Sharma

MPH Scholar

Department of Community and Family Medicine

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh,

Rishikesh-249203, Uttarakhand (India).

Yogesh Bahurupi

Associate Professor,

Department of Community and Family Medicine,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh,

Rishikesh-249203, Uttarakhand (India)

Mahendra Singh

Associate Professor,

Department of Community and Family Medicine,

All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh,

Rishikesh-249203, Uttarakhand (India).

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Garg, K., Panwar, A., Sharma, N. ., Bahurupi, Y., Singh, M., & Aggarwal, P. (2021). Integrating Indian Post and National Tuberculosis Elimination Program - A new way ahead . Journal of Comprehensive Health, 9(2), 94–96. https://doi.org/10.53553/JCH.v09i02.008

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