2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health min

Since January 2018 till April 2018, 2,430 children under the age 15 years of age, have been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Out of which 603 children are from Mumbai, and 440 children are from Thane and Palghar districts. Maharashtra witnesses 1,75,000 new cases of tuberculosis every year

2,430 children under the age of 15 diagnosed with TB, informs Maha health minHealth Minister of Maharashtra, Dr Deepak Sawant, has informed the Maharashtra assembly on Monday, July 9. In a written reply to the star question asked by the legislatures, Maharashtra Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said, “If the adults in the family are suffering from TB, then the children in the family are likely to get […]

Provide bedaquiline to all MDR TB patients: Central govt directive

The central government has issued a directive to all civic and government hospitals to provide bedaquiline to all Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) patients. Earlier, it would be administered to few MDR patients who fit a certain criteria  

Provide bedaquiline to all MDR TB patients: Central govt directiveDespite significant progress over the last decades, TB continues to be the top infectious killer disease worldwide, claiming over 4,500 lives a day. The emergence of drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) poses a major health threat and could put at risk gains made in efforts to end TB. India currently contributes 25% of all multi-drug resistant TB […]

Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients 

Mumbai is witnessing a rise in the number of cases related to MDR-TB. The BMC has decided to set up a dedicated Out Patient Department's (OPD's) at four civic-run medical colleges and hospitals

Soon: BMC to set up OPD’s in civic hospitals for MDR-TB patients   Mumbai has recorded 4,891 cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB (MDR-TB) in 2017. As compared to 2015, the cases rose by alarming 36 per cent. Mumbai contributes to 70% of the total MDR-TB cases reported in Maharashtra. In order to tackle the rising threat of MDR-TB, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to set up […]

Medical colleges to be recognised, only if they have MDR-TB centres

The Medical Council of India (MCI) has taken the decision that from now onwards, private and government medical colleges will be recognised only if they have Multi Drug Resistant (MDR)-TB centre. This decision has been communicated to the health ministry and TB control programme officers  

Medical colleges to be recognised, only if they have MDR-TB centresEarlier the union government had written to the Medical Council of India, to make drug-resistant TB centre mandatory in order for the medical colleges to be recognised. In what is considered as a major boost to the #EndTB campaign in the country, the government of India has made opening MDR-TB centres while applying for the […]

J P Nadda urges TB survivors to raise awareness about the disease

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, today held a high level meeting to review the status of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) and the progress made under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP)

During the meeting, Nadda directed for a comprehensive strategy for addressing incidence, prevalence and surveillance aspects to eliminate leprosy at the district level. He further directed the officials to take up new interventions in areas where the prevalence is high and mount aggressive IEC campaigns to enhance awareness on prevention and control of leprosy in […]

Why Aspergillosis fungus is misdiagnosed as TB?

Aspergillosis is an infection, allergic reaction, or fungal growth caused by the Aspergillus fungus. Almost everyone encounters the fungus on a daily basis and never contracts the illness. It’s more likely to infect people who lack a crucial enzyme called periodixase. It can be wrongly diagnosed as tuberculosis (TB) or chronic inflammation as pathologist use H & E stain for slide in most medical centre as primary stain and sparsely distributed fungus is often missed out

Have you ever suffered from a nasal inflammation or an inflammation around the cheeks and eyes? Your doctor must have told you that it’s a simple routine infection, and he must have prescribed medicines as well. The resistance power of the immune system, fights with the disease and stops it from spreading any further. But, […]

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soon

The government is set to start a call centre for the tuberculosis (TB) patients in the country. In a first-of-its kind attempt, the call centre will soon be launched in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. This call centre will work dedicatedly towards spreading TB awareness, and to keep a check on whether the patients are taking their medications

#EndTB: Exclusive call centre for TB patients to start soonThis will be a call centre solely dedicated to the health need of TB patients Through this call centre, awareness regarding TB will be created, information on TB will be provided too The call centre employees will keep an eye on TB patient, whether they are taking medicines at proper intervals Patients who are diagnosed […]

Aadhar not mandatory for TB patients seeking nutritional support

The government is providing assistance for nutritional support to each TB patient at the rate of Rs 500 per month, either in cash or Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) or in kind to be decided by the states, for the duration of their treatment. As per the order issued by the Union health ministry, the scheme of financial assistance to TB patients is to be implemented with effect from April 1

Aadhar not mandatory for TB patients seeking nutritional supportTuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but they can also damage other parts of the body. TB spreads through the air when a person with TB of the lungs or throat coughs, sneezes, or talks. Tuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in […]

World TB Day: ‘Surgery can also be an option for curing TB’

Surgery is the only option if the patient is not cured even by having a drug in a MDR TB. However, many doctors do not even know about TB patients being treated with surgery. In a talk with My Medical Mantra, Dr Lalit Anande, Chief Medical officer of Sewri TB Hospital, talks about eradication of TB and its early diagnosis  

World TB Day: ‘Surgery can also be an option for curing TB’In India, 4 lakh people die of tuberculosis (TB) every year. 21 lakh new cases come to the fore each year. 20,000 Crores of rupees were spent in India due to TB. The Prime Minister sent notice to all the chief ministers of the state to focus on TB. Question: If we say that the […]

Zimbabwe teacher suffering from TB since 9 years, cured by Mumbai docs

Doctors from Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai successfully managed to treat a 41-year-old man suffering from tuberculosis (TB). As treatment options were bleak in his home country, he made a decision to travel to India to seek treatment

Dumisani Msimanga, a 41-year-old school teacher from Zimbabwe had severe pain and foul smelling pus pouring out of his chest into a bag that was connected to it since six months. In 2017, he approached a local doctor in his country with left sided chest pain. His X-ray showed there was fluid collection in his […]
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