STANDARD TREATMENT GUIDELINESMESSAGE
The Tami Nadu Health System Project (TNHSP) is undertaking several initiatives to improve thequality of service in all the secondary care hospitals in the state. Improved quality of care in all theGovernment Medical Institutions will help significantly in improving the health outcome in the state.Following a standard treatment protocol in treating the patients, is one way to improve the quality of care.This edition of the Standard Treatment Guidelines for various diseases will enable the MedicalOfficers to follow an established standard in treating the patients in the Government health facilities.This will ensure that the treatment is effective and done at least cost, too.The Health and Family Welfare Department of the Government of Tamil Nadu is a front-runner inthe provision of health care. It has taken many innovations to enable the best health outcome for thepeople in the state. The Standard Treatment Guidelines is another indication of the innovation by thestate, to sustain the momentum of improving the health outcomes.I congratulate the experts, for their valuable contribution and the officers of the TNHSP in bringingout the guidelines.