Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign from January 2018. In Mumbai, 113 new TB patients have been detected

Mumbai: 113 new TB patients detected7 patients have MDR TB and are being treated immediately for the same. 1,500 patients underwent x-ray. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). On PM Modi’s direction, a national strategic plan has been developed to […]

Highlights of BMC’s health budget

On Friday, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) presented its budget for the financial year 2018-19

Highlights of BMC’s health budgetMumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta presented the 2018-2019 health budget of the country’s richest civic body: BMC to review factory permit charges, licence fees, charges for medical treatment in BMC hospital in order to increase its revenue collection. The BMC will provide a nutritious supplementary meal along with midday meal which will include a protein […]

Maha: FDA to track TB patients

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Many TB patients in Maharashtra and Mumbai are being treated by private doctors or at the hospitals. The government doesn’t have their information. To track these patients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct an inquiry with the chemists. In the upcoming days, the FDA and the TB eradication department officials will visit the chemists and collect the information of the TB patients and the medicines

Maha: FDA to track TB patientsThe number of TB patients across the state and Mumbai, have gone up. Owing to which, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come forward to curb the numbers. The FDA has started inspecting the medicines given to the TB patients by the chemists. The information will be collected about which doctor has prescribed the […]

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

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: BMC to start year’s first door-to-door campaign

The number of tuberculosis (TB) patients has gone up. A national strategic plan has been developed to eradicate TB by the year 2020 to 2025. Owing to which, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has undertaken a campaign to detect new TB patients

TB: BMC to start year’s first door-to-door campaignTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. To eradicate TB, BMC has undertaken a campaign. BMC’s […]

New Year: A new hope for a hip TB patient

For YM Shaikh, bedridden life was beyond accepting. From being bedridden to walking out of the hospital recently, the challenge for doctors operating on him was huge

New Year: A new hope for a hip TB patientThis New Year had good news and new hopes in store for the Shaikhs. As, in the last week of December, a revised hip transplant gave a new lease of life to YM Shaikh, a bed ridden TB Hip Patient. YM Shaikh, a Mumbai resident, was relived from his 8 month agony. Now, he is […]

‘Innovate by keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges’

PM Narendra Modi addressed Prof SN Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata, via video conference. He raised many important questions pertaining the health sector

‘Innovate by keeping in mind the socio-economic challenges’The healthcare ecosystem in India is at an inflection point. While the outlook for the healthcare industry is optimistic, there is a need to move towards an integrated healthcare delivery system. Addressing the Prof SN Bose’s 125th birth anniversary, at Kolkata, PM Narendra Modi said, many children in the tribal areas suffer from sickle cell […]

New substance discovered by scientist can help treat TB effectively

Among the greatest challenges when treating life-threatening tuberculosis infections is the increasing resistance to antibiotics. But the pathogen itself also makes the life of doctors difficult: its dense mycomembrane hampers the effect of many medications

New substance discovered by scientist can help treat TB effectivelyIn search of new strategies against life-threatening tuberculosis infections, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), as well as Harvard University and Texas A&M University in the USA have found a new ally. They discovered a substance that interferes with the mycomembrane formation of the bacterium. It is effective even in low concentrations […]

Pune: Doctors treat TB of woman misdiagnosed with cancer, help save her life

Although, she was initially diagnosed with cancer after a blood test. Doctors began treating her for tuberculosis (TB) after anti-cancer drugs were ineffective on the patient

Pune: Doctors treat TB of woman misdiagnosed with cancer, help save her lifeA rare presentation of tuberculosis (TB) was diagnosed in Pune. The patient was being treated for abdominal cancer, since the last six months. The diagnosis of TB was crucial in helping her fully recover. Around a month ago, Sangeeta Jadhav, a 28-year-old woman, had a 15 cm mass in her abdomen when she visited Dr […]
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