Practices and challenges in implementing tuberculosis program at medical colleges in Karnataka, India

Authors

  • Lalita D. Hiremath Oxford Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Nidhi Sharma Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College and Hospital, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Sudeepa D. Oxford Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • H. R. Shivaramakrishna Oxford Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Nandkishor Warbhe Oxford Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Ashwini Lonimath ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Sharath Burugina Nagaraja ESIC Medical College and PGIMSR, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233464

Keywords:

Academic medical centres, Challenges, Implementation, Karnataka, National health programs, NTEP

Abstract

Background: The study aimed to evaluate the implementation status of the National Tuberculosis Elimination Program (NTEP) at medical colleges in Karnataka, India, and identify the challenges encountered by the medical college core committee members.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 14 medical colleges in 2019-20, using a pre-tested, semi-structured questionnaire to collect data on various NTEP components.

Results: The implementation status of NTEP activities was categorized as adequate, partially adequate, or inadequate. Results showed that certain activities such as TB notification, DMC infrastructure, TB-HIV coordination, and the formation of the NTEP core committee were adequately implemented. However, challenges such as work overload, lack of dedicated manpower, and salary constraints were encountered.

Conclusions: Overall, the medical colleges involved in the study were actively implementing NTEP, but there is still room for improvement to fully optimize the implementation.

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2023-10-31

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D. Hiremath, L., Sharma, N., D., S., Shivaramakrishna, H. R., Warbhe, N., Lonimath, A., & Burugina Nagaraja, S. (2023). Practices and challenges in implementing tuberculosis program at medical colleges in Karnataka, India. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(11), 4284–4290. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20233464

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