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

Recently 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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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 […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

TB: Discontinue drug donations of bedaquiline offered by J&J, health activists urge Health Ministry

The 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 […]

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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 […]

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Cricket legend VVS Laxman lauds Dr Lalitkumar Anande’s work on TB awareness

Dr 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 […]

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#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold, due to lack of resident doctors

#EndTB: Surgeries at Sewri TB Hospital on hold due to lack of resident doctors

Non-availability of doctors at Sewri TB Hospital has forced the administration to postpone a number of surgeries. Major surgeries have been pending since the past few months. As the young resident doctors are not joining the TB Hospital. According to the experts, fear of contracting the infection is the main reason for young doctors to […]

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Vitamin D can help treat drug-resistant TB, reveals UK study

According to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment led by Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people affected with multi-drug resistant TB. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB is caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment with […]

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As India sees rise in new TB cases, private sector notifications lag in Maha

Himachal Pradesh: Health workers brave harsh weather conditions to detect new TB cases 

The state health workers formed teams to go door-to-door to find people who were showing early symptoms of tuberculosis. As a part of the state funded ‘Mukhya Mantri Kshay Rog Nivaran Yojana,’ over 2,000 health teams visited door-to-door and screened over 18 lakh people across ten districts in Himachal Pradesh, excluding tribal districts of Lahaul […]

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