International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C (2019)

To evaluate the RNTCP through assessment of treatment outcome of the pulmonary tuberculosis patients under RNTCP in tuberculosis units

Author(s): Raju Hanumant Patil, Ravindra Y Mandolikar and Narendra Shriram Madhekar
Abstract: Background: Tuberculosis is a very ancient disease of mankind; its description has been found in Hippocrates (460-377BC) observation, the ancient Buddhist and Chinese writing.
Objective: To evaluate the RNTCP through assessment of treatment outcome of the pulmonary tuberculosis patients registered for treatment under RNTCP in Tuberculosis Units of Satara district, Maharashtra.
Study design: Cross-sectional study.
Setting: Under District Tuberculosis Centre, Satara involving all the ten Tuberculosis Units (TUs) namely, Umbraj, Satara, Karad, Patan, Vaduj, Koregaon, Wai, Man, Phaltan and Belair.
Participants: Thus fifty (50) slides of sputum smear positive slides for tuberculosis and fifty (50) slides of sputum smear negative slides for tuberculosis were selected randomly.
Sampling: Simple random sampling.
Study period: From 2012 to 2014.
Results: The performance indicators regarding treatment outcome among pulmonary tuberculosis cases, the cure rate among all tuberculosis units on an average was 48.7% in 2012 which rose to 53.7% in 2014. Whereas treatment completion rate among pulmonary tuberculosis cases was found decline from 36.6% in 2012 to 30.6% in 2014. However majority of tuberculosis units have achieved success rate of more than 85% (>85%) except Bel-Air and Karad tuberculosis units where death rate and transferred out rate was also found higher though these two tuberculosis units are functioning in jurisdiction of tertiary care centre.
Conclusion: The overall success rate and treatment completion rate for pulmonary tuberculosis is found coincidently with the national targets given by the RNTCP.
Pages: 194-197  |  76 Views  29 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Raju Hanumant Patil, Ravindra Y Mandolikar and Narendra Shriram Madhekar. To evaluate the RNTCP through assessment of treatment outcome of the pulmonary tuberculosis patients under RNTCP in tuberculosis units. International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. 2019; 2(2): 194-197. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i2c.71