Indian Journal of Public Health

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2006  |  Volume : 50  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 244--248

TB and DOTS : a human rights perspective.


V Bhatia 
 The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, YMCA Centre, Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India

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V Bhatia
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, YMCA Centre, Nizamuddin East, Delhi
India

Health and human rights are inextricably linked. Factors that violate human rights are likely to result in deprivation and ill-health. TB leads to disability and death thus negatively impacting human rights, more so in poor and marginalised groups. On the other hand DOTS strategy as exemplified by India«SQ»s TB control programme serves to protect human rights by increasing political commitment, equitable access to quality services and enhancing accountability. By adequate treatment and cure of TB patient, it not only serves the individual but also community by preventing spread and emergence of resistance to available drugs.


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Bhatia V. TB and DOTS : a human rights perspective. Indian J Public Health 2006;50:244-248


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Bhatia V. TB and DOTS : a human rights perspective. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2006 [cited 2022 May 19 ];50:244-248
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