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

Debashree 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 […]

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Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosis

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had dispatched 2,700 teams, consisting of one male and female worker each, who screened as many as 10 lakh households in the slums More than 5,000 Mumbaikars are suspected to have tuberculosis (TB) and around 2,362 may be at the risk of leprosy, as per the findings of a health […]

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#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

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

Ministry of health signs MoU with ministry of AYUSH over tuberculosis-free India initiative

The intended collaboration between the two ministries aims at development of linkages and integration of TB care services within the infrastructure and institutional network of AYUSH. On this occasion, Shripad Naik said that tuberculosis is not only a challenge for medical fraternity but also a serious social problems mainly hitting the populations battling with poverty, […]

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President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB Day

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in his message on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, which is observed every year on March 24, has said. “I am happy to note that World Tuberculosis Day is observed every year on March 24, to commemorate the anniversary of Dr Robert Koch’s discovery of the Tuberculosis (TB) […]

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#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold, due to lack of resident doctors

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

Non-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

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

42% of TB patients have benefited from Nikshay Poshan Yojana, states Ashwini Kumar Choubey  

As the onslaught of TB deaths is rampant across the state, the TB nutrition scheme started by the central seems to be promising. As well all know, TB patients require a health immune system to function. Now with the help of this initiative, tuberculosis patients haves a better chance of defeating the disease and recovering […]

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Maha: State govt to serve notices to doctors for not notifying TB cases

The government has made it mandatory for all the private doctors to register TB patients on the ‘Nikshay’ website. The government will file a First Information Report (FIR) against those doctors who will fail to register the TB patients after serving a notice. In order to eliminate TB menace in India, the union government has […]

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India accounts for 1/4th of the world’s MDR-TB patients, admits J P Nadda

India has reported the highest number of childhood tuberculosis cases in the world for the last three consecutive years. The reported number of childhood tuberculosis cases in 2015, 2016 and 2017 is 99,133, 1,04,886 and 1,05,568 respectively as per WHO Global TB report database. Contact investigations are carried out to identify and treat TB among […]

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2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health min

Health Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Deepak Sawant, has informed the Maharashtra assembly on Monday, July 9. In a written reply to the star question asked by the legislatures, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “If the adults in the family are suffering from TB, then the children in the family are likely to get […]

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