Surendra S. S. Mohapatra

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Primitive tribal groups (PTGs) are the most marginalised and vulnerable communities in India. Clinico-epidemiological studies on morbidity patterns among the elderly primitive tribe members are essential to recommend special intervention programmes to improve the health of the elderly in these communities. A community-based cross-sectional study was carried(More)
A knowledge-attitude-practices (KAP) study was conducted along with a prevalence study of iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) between 1998-99 in the district of Bargarh, Orissa state, India. A total of 635 people were interviewed by a pretested structured questionnaire, adopting the probability proportional to size cluster sampling method. The aim was to(More)
The study on therapeutic efficacy of chloroquine was carried out in a tribal dominated block of Kalahandi district of Orissa, India. It revealed 94% treatment failure with standard dose of chloroquine in the treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria cases. The study warrants the change to alternate antimalarials in this region.