TB: Discontinue drug donations of bedaquiline offered by J&J, health activists urge Health Ministry

BDQ is an important new drug in the treatment of MDR-TB. The ‘WHO consolidated guidelines on drug-resistant tuberculosis treatment,’ has recommended that BDQ be incorporated as a core drug in the MDR-TB regimen and that the drug replace and minimise the use of injectable aminoglycosides in the standard MDR-TB treatment regimen

TB: Discontinue drug donations of bedaquiline offered by J&J, health activists urge Health MinistryThe health activists have written a letter to Union Health Minister J P Nadda, urging him to discontinue and phase out the drug donations of BDQ offered by J&J to RNTCP. The TB activists further demand that the government should immediately establish a proper forecast mechanism to determine the number of people with MDR-TB who […]

Cricket legend VVS Laxman lauds Dr Lalitkumar Anande’s work on TB awareness

Former Indian batsman and Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman saluted the efforts taken by Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical Superintendent and Chief Medical Officer of Sewri TB Hospital over his relentless efforts to spread awareness on prevention of tuberculosis

Cricket legend VVS Laxman lauds Dr Lalitkumar Anande’s work on TB awarenessDr Lalit Anande is helping the city contain tuberculosis, first by tending to patients at Sewri TB Hospital, then taking the fight outside. He has helped create awareness about TB in slums, homes and on trains, buses and campuses.   In a tweet, retired cricketer VVS Laxman stated: “Dr Lalit Anande has been spreading awareness […]

World TB Day: ‘TB chose me, because I am a strong person and I could fight back’

In a battle between Debashree Lokhande and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for seven years, has now successfully recovered from the respiratory disease

World TB Day: ‘TB chose me, because I am a strong person and I could fight back’She is not only invited by United Nations to deliver a talk on her journey as a TB survivor at Netherlands in it’s upcoming conference on TB but she is also doing patient advocacy on different platforms in the country. She has also started her full time work now as a senior architect in one […]

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

According to the information gathered through the Right to Information (RTI) from 2013 to 2018, 66 staff members including doctors at Mumbai’s Sewri TB Hospital have contracted tuberculosis. This number has now been drastically lowered due to effective infection control

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctorsNon-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

Battered, not defeated: A struggle of three children with XDR TB

In a rare twist of fate, the parents of three children had to bear witness to their children suffering from TB. But the family did not allow the disease to overpower them. They took it up as a challenge, here is their story

Battered, not defeated: A struggle of three children with XDR TBHave you ever imagined what would happen to you if you were diagnosed with tuberculosis? It seems like a very bleak situation, doesn’t it? Now imagine how would a parent feel if the children in their family suddenly fell ill, only to find out that they have TB? This is the story of the Upadhyay […]

Vitamin D can help treat drug-resistant TB, reveals UK study

The World Health Organization estimates that 10.0 million people developed active tuberculosis in 2017, and that 1.6 million people died of this disease

Vitamin D can help treat drug-resistant TB, reveals UK studyAccording to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment led by Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people affected with multi-drug resistant TB. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB is caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment with […]

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

Health workers in Himachal Pradesh have endured harsh wintery condition to go door-to-door for detecting new TB cases. They have gone above their call of duty to help spread awareness on tuberculosis (TB) and also collected sputum samples in seven of the ten districts in the North Indian state

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 […]

42% of TB patients have benefited from Nikshay Poshan Yojana, states Ashwini Kumar Choubey  

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had launched the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme for nutritional support to tuberculosis patients as ‘Nikshay Poshan Yojana’ (NPY) from April 1, 2018

42% of TB patients have benefited from Nikshay Poshan Yojana, states Ashwini Kumar Choubey  As the onslaught of TB deaths is rampant across the state, the TB nutrition scheme started by the central seems to be promising. As well all know, TB patients require a health immune system to function. Now with the help of this initiative, tuberculosis patients haves a better chance of defeating the disease and recovering […]

Sassoon Hospital produces documentary named ‘Kho Kho’, to raise awareness on TB

In its bid to create awareness on TB, the pulmonary medicine department at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), has created a documentary on tuberculosis (TB)

Sassoon Hospital produces documentary named ‘Kho Kho’, to raise awareness on TBThe documentary which is aptly titled ‘Kho Kho,’ is in Marathi. It will soon be available on YouTube and will be screened at different public places. It aims to create awareness on how TB spreads and how it can be treated. The entire staff of the pulmonary medicine department was involved in the documentary making […]

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

In the last five years, 41,487 TB patients were registered at Sewri’s civic-run TB Hospital from which 9,471 patients died due to the dreaded respiratory illness

Mumbai: Sewri TB Hospital records over 9,000 TB deaths in the past five years41,817 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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