DOTS X-rayed
Posted on 02 May 2014

In India, about 19 lakh people need to be treated for TB. The lives of these patients is dependent on the free medicines provided by the government under its Revised National TB Control Programme—RNTCP. The pillar of this programme is the uninterrupted supply of medicine to the patients. But this is not happening everywhere. In states like Bihar, the ground reality of the programme is very different. The shortage of medicines is a common refrain in these areas. Watch the episode on one of the most popular TV shows-SatyamevJayate, featuring Global Institute’s Dr. Muhammed Shaffi sharing his experiences with the National TB Control Program