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    Default THe New RNTCP guidelines

    Hi friends,

    here is the latest change regarding the RNTCP (Rural National Tuberculosis Control Programme):

    Introduced on 1st April 2009

    1.Earlier 3 weeks duration of cough was the criteria to screen for tuberculosis---- after the release of new guidelines
    it is 2 weeks duration of cough..




    Earlier 3 sputum samples were to be taken and analysed..
    now only 2 sputum samples are to be looked for..



    2. The 2 sputum samples should be

    a.spot
    b.early morning sample.

    3.STOP TB is the new logo... which also is based on principles of DOTS

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    Thanks for sharing information.

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    Thanks pa.In hospital setup for IP patients we are sending two morning samples along with Retroviral status also

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