Tuberculosis News

Pune health dept floats proposal for independent TB control cell

A status check by the TB control unit of the PMC showed that out of 710 private hospitals/ nursing homes, 24 were reporting TB cases while six laboratories out of 406 were sending the information.

An Expert Explains: Status of vaccine development research in India, key health policy challenges today

Dr Gagandeep Kang, executive director of The Translational Health Science Technology Institute (THSTI) in Faridabad, Haryana, is the first woman Indian scientist and researcher to be elected as member of The Royal Society of London.


Genital TB is a major cause of infertility in women; all you need to know about it

TB, usually considered restricted to a person’s pulmonary system, if left undiagnosed, can spread to other body parts, including the brain, kidney, and the pelvic area like uterus and fallopian tube.

Mumbai: Monthly ration halted, TB patients suffer as cash incentive yet to reach banks

Under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), monthly ration supplies — in form of wheat, gram flour, jaggery and protein supplements — for tuberculosis patients was halted.

Inclusion of all tobacco products under GST has reduced its use, says Dr Nandita Murukutla on World TB Day

According to WHO’s Global TB report 2017, as many as 830,000 global TB cases in 2016 alone were attributed to smoking. That’s because tobacco smoke damages vital immune cells in the body.

Maharashtra covers 56% TB patients under DBT scheme

Across Maharashtra, there are 2.26 lakh TB patients, of them at least 70,000 get treated in the private sector. So far, 1.26 lakh patients have been provided financial aid.


World Tuberculosis Day: Survivors push for access to Delamanid, Bedaquiline

The Indian government is conducting a controlled trial of Bedaquiline before making it available for limited patients to avoid scope of any drug resistance due to rampant use. Delamanid is yet to be launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as the approvals are under process.

India's TB report card needs several improvements: Study

India has highest burden of TB mortality in the world. In 2017, India saw 4,21,000 deaths due to the disease followed by 1,55,000 in Nigeria and 1,16,000 in Indonesia.

WHO to release new package to improve treatment of multidrug-resistant TB

Since 2000, 54 million lives have been saved, and TB deaths have fallen by one-third. But 10 million people still fall ill with TB each year, with too many missing out on vital care.

Cases of 'extensively drug-resistant' tuberculosis fall for first time in four years

As per the statistics provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the number of XDR cases dipped from 670 in 2017 to 526 in the year 2018.