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India’s tuberculosis plan sets ambitious targets for next five years

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2659 (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2659
  1. Tamoghna Biswas
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian government has set a target of detecting and treating 8.7 million people with tuberculosis between 2012 and 2017 and 200 000 people with multidrug resistant tuberculosis.

The targets are outlined in the annual report of the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP).1 The report has as its theme “universal access for quality diagnosis and treatment for all TB patients in the community.” It emphasises “reaching …

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