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

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

Non-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 […]

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

According 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 […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

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 […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

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 […]

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President Kovind addresses the nation on eve of World TB Day

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

The 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 […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

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

41,817 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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11 year old TB survivor girl saying thank you to doctor

Happy New Year: Thank You, Doctor! TB survivor pens an emotional letter for doctors

Wish you a very happy New Year Doctor; these were the words which a TB survivor wrote inside the greeting card which she presented to the doctors who treated her. An 11-year-old girl named Anshika Vishwakarma, had walked into the hospital to wish doctors a ‘Happy New Year.’ These were the very same doctors who […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

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

The 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. […]

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

While 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 […]

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