#EndTB: Every TB patient should get equal rights to medicines

In a battle between Debashree and Extremely-Drug Resistant TB (XXDR-TB), this gritty woman emerged victorious. The 30-year-old, who suffered from tuberculosis (TB) for seven years, successfully recovered from the respiratory disease

#EndTB: Every TB patient should get equal rights to medicinesDebashree Lokhande, a Pune resident, is a survivor of XXDR TB. She was recently invited to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad to deliver a talk on different TB-related topics. She was one of the 60 survivors chosen across the globe aimed at creating a coordinated global advocacy movement. When she […]

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosis

According to the survey, of the 5,342 people suspected to have TB, 172 tested positive for tuberculosis

Mumbai: BMC survey finds 172 positive cases of tuberculosisThe Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had dispatched 2,700 teams, consisting of one male and female worker each, who screened as many as 10 lakh households in the slums More than 5,000 Mumbaikars are suspected to have tuberculosis (TB) and around 2,362 may be at the risk of leprosy, as per the findings of a health […]

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in Maharashtra

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), along with, Central TB Division, initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. A dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra

#EndTB: ICMR, central TB division initiates survey to find prevalence of the disease in MaharashtraThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), in collaboration with, Central TB Division has initiated a nation-wide survey to find the prevalence of Pulmonary TB at the state level. On Wednesday, a dedicated state-of-the-art van is flagged off from Pune, to carry out the survey in Maharashtra. After many years such a survey for the […]

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHO

7 million people receive record levels of lifesaving TB treatment but 3 million still miss out, stated the World Health Organization. Severe underfunding, lack of access to care jeopardize at-risk populations

3 million people miss out on TB treatment, reveals WHOMore people received life-saving treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in 2018 than ever before, largely due to improved detection and diagnosis. Globally, 7 million people were diagnosed and treated for TB – up from 6.4 million in 2017 – enabling the world to meet one of the milestones towards the United Nations political declaration targets on […]

Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital

Asia’s biggest TB Hospital is going through a rough phase as there are very few doctors working at the hospital. Fear of contracting TB and parental pressure are two primary reasons why doctors are refusing to work at this hospital

Parental pressure compels resident doctors to leave Sewri TB Hospital  The civic-run Sewri Tuberculosis (TB) Hospital has been facing a shortage of staff and resident doctors. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. According to experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason why young doctors do not want to work at the TB Hospital. Dr Lalitkumar Anande, Medical […]

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 […]
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