In 2014, the BMC reported 1,351 deaths due to the air-borne infection as opposed to 6,589 deaths reported through tabulation of all death certificates.
WHO projections put incidence at 12 per cent, survey hints at 9 per cent.
Of all the ills that kill the poor, none is as lethal as the bad govt: Experts
Key post of state TB officer technically vacant, doctors sourced from other departments.
Shamshad was admitted at Sewri TB hospital on March 24 after tests confirmed TB infection in his chest. A week later, he succumbed to the infection.
Has claimed 75 lives in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad since 2012.
Vitamin D is a critical vitamin that the body needs as it helps in the absorption of Calcium.
The eight-minute film chronicles the challenges that Deepti Chavan, now a lawyer, faced while combating Tuberculosis.
Patients can now get chest X-rays, drug resistance test and first line TB treatment free of cost.
This is a rare case of recovery from TDR-TB, perhaps only the second in India.
On Sunday, the actor along with state CM and Shiv Sena chief will kick off the mission at J W Marriott hotel.
A study says deaths due to hypertensive heart disease and suicide have increased in the country
Worldwide, ischemic heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) claimed the most lives.
The case of tuberculosis shows free healthcare services alone will not be enough to address the disease
The sample collection of patients and transportation cost involved will be handled by the NGO and BMC.