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

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to conduct a door-to-door tuberculosis campaign for two weeks this month. It aims to find the maximum of cases in congested and crammed slum areas of the city

Mumbai: BMC to conduct door-to-door TB campaign in NovemberThe 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. […]

‘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

‘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 […]

Mumbai: Sixty-six Sewri TB Hospital employees affected with TB over six years

According to information provided in an RTI filed by a well-known RTI activist in Mumbai. It was revealed that over the last six years from 2013 to 2018, 66 employees (which includes doctors, nurses, medical staff and other workers). Seventeen employees succumbed to the illness. But on a positive note, the number of people affected with TB is decreasing due to more precautionary measures and early detection

Mumbai: Sixty-six Sewri TB Hospital employees affected with TB over six yearsWhile speaking to My Medical Mantra, RTI activist Chetan Kothari, said, “From the year 2013-2018, 66 employees in at the Sewri TB Hospital have suffered from TB. Over the years, 11 nurses, a lab technician, a radiologist, a pharmacist, two doctors, one administration worker and a few sweepers and cleaners contracted the disease. The respiratory […]

Pune: Mask made by doctor can protect you from pollution, swine flu and TB

The mask will help protect people from pollutants in the air and also help in curbing the spread of swine flu and tuberculosis

Pune: Mask made by doctor can protect you from pollution, swine flu and TBA pulmonologist from Pune’s state-run Sassoon Hospital, Dr Sanjay Gaikwad, has prepared a mask to protect people from pollution and diseases like swine flu and TB Dr Gaikwad and his wife have carried out extensive research on this reusable mask, which has 100% bacterial filtration efficiency. The mask can give up to 95% protection from […]

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA

Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB, stated Union Health Minister, J P Nadda

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA“Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB and address the social determinants of TB through a multi-sectoral response,” said JP Nadda. This union minister of health and family welfare spoke about this during his address at the ‘high level meeting on tuberculosis at […]

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 […]
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