#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 […]

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosis

According to the survey, of the 5,342 people suspected to have TB, 172 tested positive for tuberculosis

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosisThe 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 […]

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

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with, Central TB Division, initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. A dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in MaharashtraThe 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 […]

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 […]