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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 436-442

Incidence of Tuberculosis in Jamnagar district of Gujarat & Role of Indigenous drugs to combat the disease


1 M.D.(Ayu.), Ph.D. Scholar, Speciality: Kayachikitsa, I.P.G.T & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 3rd Year M.D. Scholar, Dept. of TB & Chest Diseases, G.G.Hospital, M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India
3 Professor & Head of Dept. of TB & Chest Diseases, G.G. Hospital, M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India
4 Professor & Head of Dept. of TB & Chest Diseases, G.G. Hospital, M.P. Shah Medical College, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Purvi Vyas
M.D.(Ayu.), Ph.D. Scholar, Speciality: Kayachikitsa, I.P.G.T & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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Tuberculosis is mainly affected by poor living condition, malnutrition; shanty housing and overcrowding. These are the main reasons for the spread of the disease which is not only affecting the health of our country, but the economy as well. Estimates of TB prevalence, incidence and mortality in the country are based on an analytical and consultative process that takes into account all information available on case notification, prevalence of infection and disease, proportion of smear positive cases, number of cases treated and untreated, mortality and demography. Women bear the brunt of the disease more than men. They ignore the disease initially fearing its interference in their daily chores. The social stigma of the disease adds to the burden for both men and women. Here the attempt has been made to study the prevalence of Tuberculosis in Jamnagar district from last four years. DOTS which underpins the Stop TB Strategy, was being applied in Jamnagar district in 2005; 19,13685 of the total population of Jamnagar district lived in areas where DOTS had been implemented by public health services. Here data were collected from TB unit which comes under DOTS. Data collection was coordinated with the help of Data entry operator, Statistical analyzer from District Tuberculosis Centre, Jamnagar. Data has been summarized to see the rate of notification, treatment outcome, age group wise distribution of patients and difference between male and female case notification. This study on Gender in Tuberculosis Research constitutes one of the remarkable information about condition of gender difference in Jamnagar district and that is more than twice between male and female notification rate. These findings also incorporated with The WHO Gender and Health Research Series have been developed by the Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH). Data also reveals more than 90% cure rate of New Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis after implication of DOTS under RNTCP programme.


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