Daily DOTS course for newly detected TB patients launched in
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The Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) launched a daily DOTS medicine course free of charge for newly detected tuberculosis patients across the Valley under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) at the District Tuberculosis Centre, Srinagar. Earlier, TB patients were being treated on intermittent DOTS regimen where patients were administered medicines three days a week.

The Director of DHSK Saleem Ur Rehman said that in the Valley, the cure rate is 85% which is higher compared to the rest of the country and DHSK is working very hard to improve the rate further.

Under the new treatment protocol, instead of several individual drugs, the patients will be put on fixed drug combinations, that is three or more drugs as a single dose, to reduce the pill burden and to simplify the treatment...

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