National Tuberculosis Control Programme

National Tuberculosis Control Programme is being implemented by integration with the general health care system. Unlike other states, Lakshadweep has no separate infrastructure or personnel for implementing RNTCP activities. Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme activities are carried out through the medical officers and para medical staff of the general health care system under the overall supervision of Director of Medical & Health Services.
There is no separate Tuberculosis Hospital/District Tuberculosis centres in this Union Territory. One Chief Medical Officer is trained for RNTCP at National Tuberculosis Institute (NTI), Bangalore, is looking after the RNTCP. As per Govt. of India instruction District Tuberculosis Control Society is established and registered as a society under section 3 of the societies registration act 1860(21 of 1860) on 5.8.2002. The RNTCP programme in Lakshadweep is being implemented.

Number of TB cases

No. Of TB cases under going treatment 2001-2002
No. Of patients detected for TB 2001-2002
No. Of sputum positive 2001-2002
No. Of sputum negative 2001-2002
Total
96
46
1
141
142



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