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
b.early morning sample.
3.STOP TB is the new logo... which also is based on principles of DOTS