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

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

In 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 […]

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

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

The 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 […]

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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 […]

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