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

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

In 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 […]

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

‘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 […]

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

A 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 […]

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

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

Tuberculosis (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, […]

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

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

A 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 […]

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

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

India’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 […]

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

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 […]

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

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

Six 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 […]

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

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

Mumbai’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 […]

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