REVISED NATIONAL TUBERCULOSIS CONTROL PROGRAMME

India has had a National Tuberculosis Programme (NTP) since 1962. A comprehensive review of the NTP in 1992 found that the NTP had not achieved its aims or targets. Based on there commendations of the 1992 review, the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), incorporating the components of the internationally recommended DOTS strategy for the control of TB, was developed. RNTCP has now been implemented in the country for more than a decade, and has been expanded geographically to achieve nation-wide coverage in March 2006. Today, RNTCP is the largest TB control programme in the world, placing more than 100,000 patients on treatment every month. Approximately 75 new smear positive PTB cases occur per lakh population per year. It is also estimated that nationwide, about 2,76,000 people die due to TB annually. The spread of human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) during the last two decades, emergence of various forms of drug resistant TB and unregulated vast private sector pose additional challenges in effective TB control.

RNTCP IN Dadra & Nagar Haveli
In the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, RNTCP was launched on __________. With the consistent efforts of all the heath care workers involved in the programme, the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli has been ranking among the top performing states of the country with ever improving case detection rate of more than 90% and among those, the cure rate being more than 85% each year. In the year 2015 the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli with the First prize to __________ in India.

Infrastructure
RNTCP in the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli covers the whole UT including the Urban, Rural and Slum population falling under the map by virtue of :

1) 1 Tuberculosis Units (TU)
2) _____ Designated Microscopy Centres (DMC) + ____ DMC in private sector under Public Private Mix.
3) More than ______ DOTS centers including Government as well as Private DOTS Centres.