The TB burden in India is staggering. Every year, 1.8 million persons develop the disease, of which about 800,000 are infectious; and, until recently, 370,000 died of it annually —1,000 every day.
Estimated incidence is 75 new smear positive PTB cases/1lakh population per year.
The disease is a major barrier to social and economic development. An estimated 100 million workdays are lost due to illness. Society and the country also incur a huge cost due to TB—nearly US$ 3 billion in indirect costs and US$ 300 million in direct costs.
No State Specific Survey have been done but the NTI has done Zonal ARI Surveys.
Uttarakhand (North Zone) The estimated Total TB Cases are 257/Lac per year and 95 New Smear Pos./Lac per year .
The Revised National TB Control Programme is based on the the DOTS strategy.
|13 District TB Centers are the focal points for programme implementation|
|State Aelopathic Hospital|
|30 TB Units established (2.5 Lac population each)|
|Each TU - Drug Store built, One STS, One STLS appointed & a 2 wheeler provided|
|144 MC’s established (50,000 population each)- for diagnostic services|
|Each MC - Lab Renovated, One Binocular Microscope, & all the Lab Consumables. Lab Technicians trained. – 70 SM- LT’s on contractual basis|
|More than 2000 DOTS Centres/ Providers for treatment services|
|Establishment of 2 divisional Drug Stores|