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

Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have signed MoU today to forge inter-sectoral convergence at the level of policy, planning and programme implementation for accelerated response towards ‘Tuberculosis-Free India’ initiative

Ministry of health signs MoU with ministry of AYUSH over tuberculosis-free India initiativeThe 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, […]

President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis and efforts to eliminate the disease

President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB DayThe 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) […]

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

According to the information gathered through the Right to Information (RTI) from 2013 to 2018, 66 staff members including doctors at Mumbai’s Sewri TB Hospital have contracted tuberculosis. This number has now been drastically lowered due to effective infection control

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctorsNon-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 […]

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

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for nutritional support to tuberculosis patients as ‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana’ (NPY) from April 1, 2018

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 […]

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

The Maharashtra government has decided to serve notices to all the private doctors in the state, to register tuberculosis (TB) patients on the ‘Nikshay’ website. The decision has been taken as the state has noticed that a number of private doctors are not notifying the TB patients to the central government

Maha: State govt to serve notices to doctors for not notifying TB casesThe 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 […]

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

India faces an uphill battle if it has to meet its target of eradicating tuberculosis by the year 2025. Union health minister JP Nadda today informed the Lok Sabha that tuberculosis among children is on the rise. He also added that India contributes for 1/4th of the world’s multi-drug resistant cases

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

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

Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Out of which 603 children are from Mumbai, and 440 children are from Thane and Palghar districts. Maharashtra witnesses 1,75,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year

2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health minHealth 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 […]

India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TB

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have joined hands and launched a partnership for a TB-free India. Their aim is to utilise the 100,000 strong network force of Indian-Origin doctors to diagnose and treat tuberculosis in India

India: AAPI and USAID join hands to diagnose and treat TBAccording to the Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on April 02, these doctors will support health programs in India, engage AAPI’s network of private charitable clinics for TB awareness, detection and treatment, and explore opportunities for collaborations between U.S. and Indian medical schools to exchange cutting-edge healthcare solutions. Home to more than one-fourth […]

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soon

The government is set to start a call centre for the tuberculosis (TB) patients in the country. In a first-of-its kind attempt, the call centre will soon be launched in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. This call centre will work dedicatedly towards spreading TB awareness, and to keep a check on whether the patients are taking their medications

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soonThis will be a call centre solely dedicated to the health need of TB patients Through this call centre, awareness regarding TB will be created, information on TB will be provided too The call centre employees will keep an eye on TB patient, whether they are taking medicines at proper intervals Patients who are diagnosed […]

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB-Free Mumbai’

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kick-started its TB free initiative, as part of this initiative several programmes will be organised across the city. It will also illuminate its landmark building in red for a week to raise awareness about the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares a theme on world TB Day each year. This year theme is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world’

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB-Free Mumbai’TB Scenario in Mumbai: In 2017, total 45,675 drug sensitive TB patients were notified from both public and private sector in Mumbai. Due to improved awareness and private sector notification efforts, case detection has improved. In 2017, 4,891 new multi-drug resistant TB patients and 670 XDR patients were registered. This is a result of increase […]