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 […]

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 […]

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM Fadnavis

With the on-going urgency to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) in the country, by taking a massive step, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to the Chief Ministyer Devendra Fadnavis in support to eliminate the disease

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM FadnavisIndia 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). In India, an estimated 27.9 lakh patients were suffering from TB in 2016 and up to 4.23 lakh patients were estimated to have died during the year. In a […]

BMC corporators to educate Mumbaikars on TB

The Health Department organised a 'Mumbai Mission for TB Control' workshop for special representatives of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). On this occasion, representatives from 24 wards of Mumbai were present

BMC corporators to educate Mumbaikars on TBUnder the tag line ‘TB Harega, Desh Jeetega’, efforts are being made by the state government to eradicate tuberculosis. However, the number of people suffering from tuberculosis is increasing. Owing to which, BMC has taken the initiative to create awareness regarding the same. The Health Department organised a ‘Mumbai Missions for TB Control’ workshop for […]

WHO report: 8.5 Lakh TB cases go unreported in India

On October 30, World Health Organization (WHO) realised its annual TB report on tuberculosis (TB). It reveals that TB remains the top infectious killer in 2016. TB is also the main cause of deaths related to antimicrobial resistance and the leading killer of people with HIV

WHO report: 8.5 Lakh TB cases go unreported in IndiaAnnouncement of wiping out tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025 apart, projections in World Health Organization’s (WHO) annual TB report 2017 released on Monday, look dismal for the nation. Of the 27.9 lakh estimated patients, only 19,38,158 TB cases were notified in public and private sector in India, which means that over 8.5 lakh cases […]

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’

“Without substantial investments, it will be very challenging for a country like India to eliminate TB by 2025. India has a bold new National Strategic Plan (NSP) in place, and government should fund and implement it without delay. It should also focus on making new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for TB,” says Dr Madhukar Pai, Director McGill Global Health Programs. Dr Madhu Pai also serves on the STAG-TB committee of World Health Organisation

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’India has the highest burden of TB. As many as 2.8 million new TB cases were estimated in India in 2015. In fact, India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases, and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths globally. India also accounts for 16% of the estimated 4,80,000 new cases of […]

A ‘patient’ who helps other patients at KEM Hospital

Since last 20 years, John is residing near KEM hospital’s public toilet. Destiny played a cruel game due to which he was forced to live like this

A ‘patient’ who helps other patients at KEM HospitalJohn is living in KEM Hospital since last 20 years. He now helps the patients who come to seek treatment in KEM Hospital.  After helping them, he gets 200-300 rupees, which is now his source of income. As John cannot afford the maintenance of the 3 BHK Santa Cruz flat of which the maintenance cost is […]