Pune: Govt to launch drive to detect Leprosy, TB cases

In the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a campaign to detect hidden leprosy and TB cases will be undertaken in 35 districts of Maharashtra. From September 13 to 27, this drive will find out undetected leprosy and TB cases

Pune: Govt to launch drive to detect Leprosy, TB casesThese cases of leprosy will be then treated at government hospitals. Private practitioners are advised to refer cases of leprosy, if they find any, to government hospitals or to treat them at their facility. From September 13 to 27, this drive will find out hidden leprosy and TB cases. Government staff will visit houses and […]

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 […]

Ministry of health signs MoU with ministry of AYUSH over tuberculosis-free India initiative

Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have signed MoU today to forge inter-sectoral convergence at the level of policy, planning and programme implementation for accelerated response towards ‘Tuberculosis-Free India’ initiative

Ministry of health signs MoU with ministry of AYUSH over tuberculosis-free India initiativeThe intended collaboration between the two ministries aims at development of linkages and integration of TB care services within the infrastructure and institutional network of AYUSH. On this occasion, Shripad Naik said that tuberculosis is not only a challenge for medical fraternity but also a serious social problems mainly hitting the populations battling with poverty, […]

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) updates global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritise highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access

New essential medicines and diagnostics lists published by the WHOThe WHO’s Essential Medicines List and List of Essential Diagnostics are core guidance documents that help countries prioritise critical health products that should be widely available and affordable throughout health systems. Published on Tuesday, July 9, the two lists focus on cancer and other global health challenges, with an emphasis on effective solutions, smart prioritisation, […]

Pune Municipal Corporation considering to set-up special cell to help notify TB cases

Pune’s health department has floated a proposal for setting up an independent TB cell. With less number of private practitioners notifying tuberculosis (TB) cases, the independent cell will ensure that all TB cases are notified

Pune Municipal Corporation considering to set-up special cell to help notify TB casesRecently the proposal letter was submitted to the commissioner of the Pune Municipal Corporation. The proposal mentions that such TB cell will have an independent full-time doctor and other supporting staff. The proposal accepts that the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) in the city needs a stronger push. Officials are sending notices to those […]

24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI 

Doctors say that depression is the leading cause behind the suicides. Many patients suffer from ‘Psychosis’ due to the medicines which they have to take, and the patients are counselled time and again. Moreover, patients lose their hope to live due to this

24 TB patients commit suicide in the past eight years: States RTI During the past eight years, as many as 24 patients undergoing treatment at Sewri TB hospital in Mumbai committed suicide. According to doctors, many TB patients suffer from depression and that is the reason behind the suicides. On May 2, a woman from Thane, Maharashtra, who was suffering from TB committed suicide by jumping into […]

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 […]

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however, women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

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 […]
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