Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital witnesses decrease in the number of absconding patients

Various initiatives have been started by the Sewri TB Hospital administration to lift up the morale of the patients. Recently, a library was stared for the patients and performances were given by musicians. These measures have reduced the number of absconding patients

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital witnesses decrease in the number of absconding patientsIn 2018, just 76 patients absconded from the hospital and 341 patients sought discharge against medical advice (DAMA). Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has witnessed a rise in people suffering from tuberculosis. Under a Right to Information (RTI) report filed by RTI activist Chetan Kothari, it was revealed that at Sewri’s Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital, […]

Ministry of health constitutes National Technical Expert Group on treatment of TB

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) has constituted National Technical Expert Group on Treatment of Tuberculosis. It is constituted to provide expert advice on the program of management of all forms of TB

Ministry of health constitutes National Technical Expert Group on treatment of TBThe expert group will give advice on drugs and treatment regimen of all forms of TB including paediatric, extra pulmonary and drug resistant forms of TB; offer regular update on treatment policies in line with international guidelines and WHO recommendation for TB treatment including DR/TB in public as well as private sector. They have also […]

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 […]

TB: Patients with no bank account can avail govt’s aid

According to a new circular from the Union Ministry, if a TB patient doesn't have a bank account, then Rs 500 towards the nutritious food will be deposited in the bank account of a close relative of the patient. So, patients with no bank account, also, can avail of this benefit

TB: Patients with no bank account can avail govt’s aidPeople those who are suffering from TB, but do not have their bank accounts, can still avail monetary help from the central government. The union health ministry has issued a directive to all the states, and the TB nodal officers, to transfer monetary aid in the accounts of the close relatives of the patients. The […]

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

While giving a written reply in the Maharashtra assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated, factors like increase in population, congested buildings and lack of proper ventilation are responsible for the rise in TB cases

Overcrowding, poor ventilation responsible for rising TB cases, states CM FadnavisMaharashtra 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 […]

Comic book character to inform kids about TB

A Delhi based NGO has developed a comic book character to help inform kids about tuberculosis (TB). The character named ‘Knight Wolf’ is portrayed as a superhero that fights TB and raises awareness about the disease

Comic book character to inform kids about TBCases of tuberculosis are on the rise across the country, children are susceptible to TB due to their underdeveloped immune system. 2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant. Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age of 15, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. […]

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 […]

Provide bedaquiline to all MDR TB patients: Central govt directive

The central government has issued a directive to all civic and government hospitals to provide bedaquiline to all Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) patients. Earlier, it would be administered to few MDR patients who fit a certain criteria  

Provide bedaquiline to all MDR TB patients: Central govt directiveDespite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer disease worldwide, claiming over 4,500 lives a day. The emergence of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) poses a major health threat and could put at risk gains made in efforts to end TB. India currently contributes 25% of all multi-drug resistant TB […]

Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients 

Mumbai is witnessing a rise in the number of cases related to MDR-TB. The BMC has decided to set up a dedicated Out Patient Department's (OPD's) at four civic-run medical colleges and hospitals

Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients   Mumbai has recorded 4,891 cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2017. As compared to 2015, the cases rose by alarming 36 per cent. Mumbai contributes to 70% of the total MDR-TB cases reported in Maharashtra. In order to tackle the rising threat of MDR-TB, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to set up […]
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