Poor diet, low immunity, overcrowding, mingling of those being treated for TB with other prisoners lead to a vicious cycle.
In June, Lagas (18) got admitted to Sewri TB Hospital for treatment.
Has claimed 75 lives in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad since 2012.
Gali first started taking anti-TB drugs in 2013 when she was diagnosed with the air-borne infection at a private clinic near her house in Pratiksha Nagar, Sion.
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Sewri TB hospital has 1,200 beds and around 1,000 patients of which over 200 are multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) cases.
The civic-body appointed 3 psychiatrists for the 1,200-bed Sewri Tuberculosis Hospital to handle patients.
Researchers have found that hydrogen is a key factor that enables mycobacteria to survive oxygen-limitation over long periods.
Fewer people in India are dying from HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria than a decade ago.
Public and private efforts must converge to battle it.
The directory will have all TB related details. It will have addresses of DOTS dispensaries in the city.
Patients with potentially fatal “superbug” forms of tuberculosis (TB) could in future be treated using stem cells taken from their own bone marrow, according to the results of an early-stage trial of the technique. The finding, made by British and Swedish scientists, could pave the way for the development of a new treatment for the […]
The rural health cadre will not create two classes of doctors,it will help fill two different needs.
Doctors fear the latest infection could be a Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) one
Despite this enormous death toll,leaders in global health consistently leave it off their agendas.