#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with, Central TB Division, initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. A dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in MaharashtraThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHO

7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out, stated the World Health Organization. Severe underfunding, lack of access to care jeopardize at-risk populations

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHOMore people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB – up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on […]

Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital

Asia’s biggest TB Hospital is going through a rough phase as there are very few doctors working at the hospital. Fear of contracting TB and parental pressure are two primary reasons why doctors are refusing to work at this hospital

Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital  The civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has been facing a shortage of staff and resident doctors. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. According to experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason why young doctors do not want to work at the TB Hospital. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical […]

Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from today

Around 8.66 crore people are expected to be surveyed through this campaign. The survey aims to include the examination of patients for leprosy, TB, high BP, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer and uterine cancer, and also create public awareness about lifestyle-related illnesses

Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from todayCoinciding with the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the state of Maharashtra, started a special patient search campaign has been launched in the state from today. This will continue till September 28. Under this campaign, nearly 8.66 crore people will be examined for various diseases. “This survey will cover all the […]

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free Mumbai

Many services have been expanded since last 5 years and many new intervention and innovations are undertaken by Mumbai District TB Control Society. As a result case notification of Mumbai has improved from 269 per lakh to 395 per lakh per year between 2013 to 2018

BMC releases its future road map to ensure a TB-free MumbaiThe Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had released Mumbai Mission for TB control in 2013, a comprehensive strategic plan to improve the access to TB care in the public and private sector. Also, all patients are being provided quality treatment and care which has improved the treatment success rate. Achievement of private sector engagement […]

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 […]
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