#EndTB: Every TB patient should get equal rights to medicines

In a battle between Debashree and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), this gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for seven years, successfully recovered from the respiratory disease

#EndTB: Every TB patient should get equal rights to medicinesDebashree Lokhande, a Pune resident, is a survivor of XXDR TB. She was recently invited to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad to deliver a talk on different TB-related topics. She was one of the 60 survivors chosen across the globe aimed at creating a coordinated global advocacy movement. When she […]

Cricket legend VVS Laxman lauds Dr Lalitkumar Anande’s work on TB awareness

Former Indian batsman and Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman saluted the efforts taken by Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical Superintendent and Chief Medical Officer of Sewri TB Hospital over his relentless efforts to spread awareness on prevention of tuberculosis

Cricket legend VVS Laxman lauds Dr Lalitkumar Anande’s work on TB awarenessDr Lalit Anande is helping the city contain tuberculosis, first by tending to patients at Sewri TB Hospital, then taking the fight outside. He has helped create awareness about TB in slums, homes and on trains, buses and campuses.   In a tweet, retired cricketer VVS Laxman stated: “Dr Lalit Anande has been spreading awareness […]

Nagpur: IMA to approach private doctors asking them to notify TB cases

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) Nagpur recently held a press conference in Nagpur wherein they stated that they will help the union government in their #EndTB mission by encouraging private doctors to report TB cases

Nagpur: IMA to approach private doctors asking them to notify TB casesIn a conference which took place in Nagpur on Wednesday, March 26 the Indian Medical Association stated that it has joined the initiative of the central government to help detected cases of TB in private hospitals. This is one significant step which will ensure that more TB cases will come forward which in turn will […]

As India sees rise in new TB cases private sector notifications lag in Maharashtra

Even as the private sector notifications have increased nationally between 2017 and 2018, Maharashtra has recorded lower number of TB notifications from the private practitioners in relation to last year

As India sees rise in new TB cases private sector notifications lag in MaharashtraAccording to Nikshay portal, the national dashboard under the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP), there has been 35% increase in private sector notification nationally– 5.40 lakhs in 2018 as compared to 3.98 lakhs in 2017. Maharashtra, however, recorded a dip of 0.81 %, with 69143 notifications in 2017 and 68539 notifications in 2018. The […]

Comic book character to inform kids about TB

A Delhi based NGO has developed a comic book character to help inform kids about tuberculosis (TB). The character named ‘Knight Wolf’ is portrayed as a superhero that fights TB and raises awareness about the disease

Comic book character to inform kids about TBCases of tuberculosis are on the rise across the country, children are susceptible to TB due to their underdeveloped immune system. 2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. […]