Private doctors in India prescribe wrong tuberculosis drugsBMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7163.904 (Published 03 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:904
- Ganapati Mudur
- New Delhi
Many private doctors in India are violating tuberculosis guidelines by giving their patients wrong combinations and inappropriate doses, a study has found. This may be a factor contributing to the rise of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in India.
The Indian health ministry's tuberculosis control programme detects 1.5 million new cases a year, but tuberculosis still kills around 1200 people each day. The study, conducted by a government tuberculosis centre in …