#EndTB: Maharashtra begins ‘Active Case Finding’ survey to find undetected TB cases

With all the cases of diseases on the rise, TB cases in Maharashtra are also rising. So far, the state has reported 1.75 lakh TB cases, and around 7000 people are suffering from Multi-Drug resistant (MDR-TB)

#EndTB: Maharashtra begins ‘Active Case Finding’ survey to find undetected TB casesThe Maharashtra state health department has launched the ‘Active Case Finding’ campaign, to find the hidden cases of TB in Maharashtra. The state health department has made 279 teams, which will visit every household to find tuberculosis (TB) cases. The campaign will continue till November 24. ASHA and Aanganwadi workers will also be a part […]

Soon: Private pharmacies to distribute free TB drugs?

In order to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) by 2025, the government of India plans to implement several measures to tackle the menace of TB. On January 22, the Union Health Ministry will hold a meeting with All India Chemist and Druggist Association. During the meeting, a decision to allow private pharmacies to distribute TB drugs for free to patients is likely to be taken

Soon: Private pharmacies to distribute free TB drugs?In the near future, patients suffering from tuberculosis no longer need to visit DOTS centres, if the meeting between over a lakh of chemists associations and the health ministry goes to plan. The government is set to hold a discussion with All India Chemist and Druggist Association in order to distribute TB drugs free of […]

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

Neeta Sawant* who underwent a successful surgery to remove her left lung, tells My Medical Mantra about her six-year fight as she steps into a future brimming with possibilities

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivorIn a battle between Neeta Sawant and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for six years, successfully underwent a surgery to remove her left lung removal at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on May 29, 2017. The young woman went through a trial by fire to […]