Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP)
Vision : A World Free Of Tuberculosis (TB) - Zero deaths, disease & suffering due to TB
Goal : End the Global TB Epidemic

National Strategic Plan (2012-17)

  • Early detection and treatment of at least 90% of estimated all type of TB cases in the community, including Drug resistant and HIV associated TB.
  • Successful treatment of at least 90% of new TB patients, and at least 85% of previously-treated TB Patients.
  • Reduction in default rate of new TB cases to less than 5% and re-treatment TB cases to less than 0%.
  • Initial screening of all re-treatment smear-positive till 2015 and all Smear positive TB patients by year 2017 for drug-resistant TB and provision of treatment services for MDR-TB patients.
  • Offer of HIV Counselling and testing for all TB patients and linking HIV-infected TB patients to HIV care and support.
  • Extend RNTCP services to patients diagnosed and treated in the private sector.

Key Performance Indicators
  • NSP Case Detection Rate (>70%)
  • NSP Conversion Rate (>90%)
  • NSP Cure Rate (>85%)
  • Pediatric Case Detection Rate (10/lakh/yr)
  • HIV Testing (100%)
  • ART to DMCs suspects referral (8%).
  • PPT - ART Initiation of all TB/HIV cases (100%)
  • All MDR Diagnostic vs Initiation (100%)
  • Private TB Notification (27/lakh/year)
  • Nikshay Registration /follow up/Outcome (100%)
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Contact Information

Special Chief Secretary to Govt.,
Health, Medical & Family Welfare Dept.
5th Block,Ground Floor,Room No:157,
A.P Secretariat,Velagapudi,
Guntur Dt., Andhra Pradesh.