Publication Type : Journal Article
Source : Journal Reports of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2020;9(2): 246-250.
Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/346139480_Contribution_of_community_pharmacy_in_treating_tuberculosis_A_pharmacy_centric_study_from_Belagavi_district
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Pharmacy
Department : Pharmacy Practice
Verified : No
Year : 2020
Abstract : Tuberculosis (TB) is an important global health problem, which is aimed to be eradicated by 2025 from India. Community pharmacists play a significant role in treating and eradication of TB. This study aimed to understand the contribution of community pharmacy and their potential role in RNTCP (Revised National TB Control Programme) functioning. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted at Belagavi, Karnataka, India on 312 community pharmacies. A structured interview form was used to assess several factors such as education, knowledge, anti-TB drug dispensing patterns, willingness to be trained, and become a DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short course) provider. Results: On an overall scale, we found that the majority of licensed community pharmacy was managed by D. Pharm holders with a limited knowledge of TB. It was also noted that there was a lack of willingness to be rigorously trained for updating their knowledge, although they were interested in being trained for being recognized as a DOTS center. Conclusion: There is a strong need for strengthening community pharmacy services in tune with RNTCP to achieve better efficiency in treating and eradication of TB.
Cite this Research Publication : Uday Kumar Rangaswamy, Madiwalayya Shivakantayya Ganachari. Contribution of Community Pharmacy in Treating Tuberculosis: A Pharmacy Centric Study From Belagavi District. J Rep Pharma Sci. 2020;9(2): 246-250.