Comparative Case Study On Tuberculosis Patients Between Rural And Urban Areas

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Mukul Singh
Anuj Malik
Dhammshila L Devhare
Dipti B Ruikar
Karthickeyan Krishnan
D. Veerendra Kumar
Pawar Kavita Yogesh
Deepika Devnani


The recent recurrence of tuberculosis (TB) has forced us to re-evaluate the disease's pre-existing theories. Social scientists have looked at numerous cultural, environmental, and politico-economic aspects, but biomedical literature frequently explains tuberculosis in terms of biological reasons (such as bacterial infection). The design and implementation of programmes to meet the requirements of patients who have or are at risk for both diseases are influenced by the numerous linkages between TB and HIV infection. The World Health Organisation and other international organisations have promoted collaboration between national TB and HIV programmes and some amount of local service integration, and these initiatives are acknowledged as necessary in regions where the two illnesses are common. The field where their impact would be seen and the anticipation of improving both diseases' outcomes will be realised, however, is yet relatively untapped for most of these strategies. In this article, comparative case study is performed between TB patients of rural and urban areas. The method used was conducting survey using questionnaires to be answered by the patients. The conclusion drawn from the study was that the people who are older, less educated, female, and live far from medical facilities experience the greatest delays in receiving TB care and receiving a diagnosis.

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