Pune Municipal Corporation considering to set-up special cell to help notify TB cases

Recently the proposal letter was submitted to the commissioner of the Pune Municipal Corporation. The proposal mentions that such TB cell will have an independent full-time doctor and other supporting staff. The proposal accepts that the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in the city needs a stronger push. Officials are sending notices to those […]

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World TB Day: Mumbai witnesses a reduction in TB deaths by 24%

In 2013, the BMC had initiated the Mumbai Mission for TB control, through this programme treatment was started on TB patients in government and private-run hospitals. Apart from this, since the last five years the BMC conducts various programmes to raise awareness on TB and provide information about it. And as a result of these […]

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

Himachal Pradesh: Health workers brave harsh weather conditions to detect new TB cases 

The state health workers formed teams to go door-to-door to find people who were showing early symptoms of tuberculosis. As a part of the state funded ‘Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Nivaran Yojana,’ over 2,000 health teams visited door-to-door and screened over 18 lakh people across ten districts in Himachal Pradesh, excluding tribal districts of Lahaul […]

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

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital records over 9,000 TB deaths in the past five years

41,817 patients were admitted in Sewri’s TB hospital during the last five years. 9,471 patients died due to tuberculosis. In India, around 4 lakh people lose their lives in India due to TB, each year . While 29 lakh cases of TB are registered each year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it his mission to […]

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President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB Day

#EndTB: Only 30% of TB cases notified by private sector, states Maha govt  

  State TB officials, at a media workshop on TB on Friday, mentioned that when around 60% of cases are being identified by public sector, private sector is contributing by only 30 per cent in identifying new TB cases in Maharashtra. Disregard in follow basic coughing etiquette is aiding the spread of new infections. Officials […]

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

Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door TB campaign in November

The door-to-door campaign will be held from November 12 to 24. The previous door-to-door campaign was in January, this year. From January 11 to 27. Health officers will visit the slum areas. Door-to-door check-ups will be conducted. Newly detected TB patients will be promptly treated. 297 teams of consisting of health workers have been formed. […]

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Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM Fadnavis

Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has admitted that Mumbai, has recorded a rise in the number of tuberculosis cases. From April 2017 to March 2018, Mumbai has recorded 45,000 TB cases. While the number of MDR-TB patients is 4,891. As India, is gearing up to eliminate the menace of TB, Mumbai, the financial capital of […]

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

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

This 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 […]

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