This book discusses in detail the concept of Primary Health Care, and Community Health Nursing which is the vehicle to provide Primary Health Care to the community. The government machinery for providing such care, and the roles and responsibilities of all categories of nursing personnel have been explained thoroughly here.
The basic services required to provide primary health care in disease conditions have been outlined in this book in chapters on examination and investigations for disease conditions; principles and practices of drug use. Common health problems encountered in the community and first aid and referral of such cases have been thoroughly explained. Manifestation and management of communicable and non-communicable diseases along with the objectives and components of the various National Programmes for prevention and control of these conditions have been discussed in detail.