Table 1

Details of FGDs

Number of FGDsGroupFocus of discussion
5PatientsNCD burden and care
2Healthy adults (non-NCD)Health-seeking behaviour, perceptions of quality of healthcare and medicines
3Health workersNCD burden and community awareness, NPCDCS implementation at subcentres
3Medical officersNCD care at PHCs including the  challenges they face, NPCDCS programme activities
1Private drug shopkeepersViews on generic medicines for NCDs
  • FGD, focus group discussion; NCD, non-communicable disease; NPCDCS, National Programme for the Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke; PHC, primary health centre.