‘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 […]

First VATS performed on a 22-year-old patient at Sewri’s TB Hospital

A team of doctors of TB Hospital, Sewri, have successfully performed a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a tuberculosis (TB) patient. This is the first time that the the hospital has performed such kind of a surgery

First VATS performed on a 22-year-old patient at Sewri’s TB HospitalA team of doctors from Sewri TB Hospital have successfully performed a Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) on a tuberculosis (TB) patient for the first time in its history. Aslam Khan (name changed) a 22-year-old man from Uttar Pradesh was operated on, as there was pus gathering in the area between his lungs and the […]

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]

Husband stands beside wife to fight TB successfully

Lata Borkar (37) had been fighting with tuberculosis (TB) since last 8 years, credits her husband for standing beside with her journey to fight TB. She says that it was her husband’s rock solid support which kept her going. The prolonged medication and the sickness took its toll as it affected Lata's kidneys as well as she underwent lung removal surgery as it was affected by TB infection

Husband stands beside wife to fight TB successfullyIn marriage, partners vow to be there for each other in sickness as well as health until death parts them. Thirty seven-year-old *Lata Borkar, who had been fighting with TB since last 8 years, credits her husband for standing beside with her journey to fight tuberculosis (TB). Lata is a nurse by profession and was […]

Praja Foundation study estimates 18 TB deaths occur per day in Mumbai

The study aims to highlight the threat of tuberculosis in Mumbai. The study states that cases of tuberculosis have increased by 37 per cent in five years from 2012-13 to 2016-17. In 2016-17 the number of tuberculosis cases registered at government institutions is 50,001 whereas, in the 2012-13, this number was 34,873

Praja Foundation study estimates 18 TB deaths occur per day in MumbaiA recent study published by the Praja Foundation has highlighted the increasing threat of tuberculosis (TB). The study has estimated that in 2016-17 nearly 18 people have died per day from TB in Mumbai. The study titled ‘Report on the State of Health of Mumbai’ was done over the course of five years from 2012 […]

At G20 summit, a report states India’s preparedness to fight TB is inadequate

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. Apart from discussing a lot of important issues, the G20 Summit 2017 may see world leaders discuss about tuberculosis (TB) and how deadly the disease can get

At G20 summit, a report states India’s preparedness to fight TB is inadequateIndia’s effort to fight tuberculosis (TB) is ‘inadequate’ says a latest report which will be discussed during the G20 Summit of 2017 that starts today in Hamburg, Germany. The report titled ‘Out of Step’ 2017 was released on July 5 by two international organizations: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Stop TB Partnership, reviewing 29 countries […]

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivor

Neeta Sawant* who underwent a successful surgery to remove her left lung, tells My Medical Mantra about her six-year fight as she steps into a future brimming with possibilities

TB chose me as I’m strong enough to fight it: XXDR-TB survivorIn a battle between Neeta Sawant and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), the gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for six years, successfully underwent a surgery to remove her left lung removal at PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, on May 29, 2017. The young woman went through a trial by fire to […]

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’

Thirty-year-old Pune resident Debashree Lokhande has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB has successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for her surgery. Her surgery is going to cost Rs4 lakh, and through crowdfunding people have donated Rs1,74,101 till Tuesday morning

Extremely Drug-Resistant TB patients undergoes surgery with the help of ‘crowdfunding campaign’Neeta Sawant*, a 30-year-old Pune resident who has been battling Extremely Drug-Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), successfully underwent left lung removal surgery on May 29 at PD Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. My Medical Mantra had first reported on how survivors against TB — a group of tuberculosis survivors — have initiated crowdfunding campaign for Neeta’s surgery. Neeta’s […]

TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgery

Neeta Sawant* suffers from drug-resistant tuberculosis and removing her left lung will give her a chance for better life

TB patients start crowd funding campaign to raise money for Pune girl’s surgerySix years ago, Neeta Sawant*  was like any other youngster. She had just graduated from Cummins College, Pune, and was working in Ahmedabad with an architecture firm. Outside office, she devoted time to dance, music and hockey. Neeta’s life took a painful turn in August 2011, when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). She is […]

A game changer in TB treatment: Hinduja Hospital starts Whole Genome Sequencing test

Experts say the study results will allow future tuberculosis cases to be treated with best drugs faster and help control spread of disease, thus contributing to worldwide TB elimination

A game changer in TB treatment: Hinduja Hospital starts Whole Genome Sequencing testMumbai’s PD Hinduja Hospital is a part of University of Oxford’s ambitious research work on whole genome sequencing (WGS) testing of tuberculosis germ – a faster alternative to identify drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). Experts say the study results will allow future tuberculosis cases to be treated with the best drugs faster and help control spread of […]