Tuberculosis in India: A need of Public Awareness & Education
This paper follows up an unexpected findings from the exploratory survey that identifies lack of awareness, poverty and social taboo are the most important tuberculosis risk factors. It reports perception of patients, doctors, and municipal authorities about dealing with the disease from various point of view. The study covers various socio economic angles which aggravates the spread of the disease among poor people. Views were taken from the patients, doctors and DOT (Directly Observed Treatment) providers. Some case studies have also mentioned which were found meaningful during interview of the respondents.
Keywords: Awareness, Education, Poverty, Ignorance, Infectious, Slums