Study identifies need to improve patient retention in the National TB Elimination Programme, highlights patients’ trust relationship with private providers

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Researchers found long delays in care access, with patients shuttling back and forth between providers and health sectors (private vs. public) before they are eventually enrolled on effective treatment.

Additional evidence for recent transmission of drug-resistant TB in crowded localities/slum areas was also found, researchers said in their study “Tuberculosis Pathways to Care and Transmission of Multidrug-Resistance in India” published in a top ranked – American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine on October 27 this year.