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 […]

Sassoon Hospital nurses arrange ‘health dindi’ for ‘warkaris’

In its unique initiative, nurses at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH), had arranged ‘Health Dindi’, in order to create awareness about tuberculosis. A street play was arranged at different places in the city creating awareness among the ‘warkaris’

India is the highest TB burden country with World Health Organization (WHO) statistics for 2011 giving an estimated incidence figure of 2.2 million cases of TB for India out of a global incidence of 9.6 million cases. Even though the incidence rate is so high, many people are not aware about the diseases. Dr Sanjay […]

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 […]

UGC to universities: Raise anti-spitting awareness to curb disease prevalence

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has written a letter to all the universities in India and has asked them to carry out an anti-spitting awareness campaign in all the colleges. The youths can participate in various activities related to this campaign and spread awareness against this social menace

  The University Grants Commission’s (UGC) secretary Professor Rajnish Jain has written a letter on May 21 to all the universities in India. The UGC has suggested to carry out an anti-spitting awareness campaign in all universities and the colleges affiliated to it. Spitting in a public place is one of the most sickening sights […]

Maha govt chips into Haffkine’s research to develop TB reports in 1 hour

On an average, around 1-3 days are usually taken to get a TB report developed. And, to speed up the process, Mumbai’s Haffkine Institute is conducting a research to find new technology to hasten it. The state government approved a fund of Rs 1 crore for the research

In 2016, Tuberculosis (TB) claimed around 1.7 million lives in the South-East Asia Region, despite most of these cases being curable. Over 10 million people get contracted to TB every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) in South-East Asia Region, which hosts about one-fourth of the global population, shares disproportionate 46% of the global TB […]

#EndTB: CSIR-NCL developed anti-TB drug with improved stability

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune has come up with an anti-TB cocrystal drug having improved stability. Stability studies were carried out under accelerated conditions of 40°C temperature and 75% relative humidity. The first time improvement of stability of anti-TB 4-FDC drugs using cocrystals of INH in a fixed dose formulation was reported

The research work done by Prof. A. K. Nangia and team at the CSIR-NCL and the School of Chemistry, University of Hyderabad has cleared the way for development of a stable formulation of 4-FDC (4 drugs fixed dose combination) for tuberculosis. A study by Prof. Nangia led team has reported a new cocrystal of FDC […]

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 […]

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their families

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to provide nutritious food to the TB patients. Not only TB patients, but the families of the TB patients will also be included in this ration. 8 kgs ration will be provided to the TB patients for free at 641 DOTs centres in Mumbai

BMC to provide nutritious ration to TB patients and their familiesDuring the discussion held in the standing committee meeting, corporator Rakhi Jadhav raised the question on nutritious food for the family members of the TB patients. Corporator Rais Shaikh, highlighted the points, whether the administration will provide nutritious food to the doctors and the health workers who get infected with tuberculosis while treating the patient. […]

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 […]
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