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In Sec 45 hospital, staff concerned over proximity of COVID centre to TB clinic

August 05, 2020 10:59 am

Thirty new patients were registered at the centre in July alone.

TB cases per lakh population in 2019: Punjab, Haryana and HP notification rate higher than national average, Chandigarh’s highest in country

June 29, 2020 10:26 pm

The notification rate is the number of active TB cases notified per lakh population. India, in 2019, had a notification rate of 177.

A silent casualty: Drop in TB reporting, states admit lockdown issues

April 19, 2020 1:10 pm

Between April 1 and 14 that number has dramatically shrunk to just 19,145 with 15,813 being notified by the government sector.

India's top infectious disease killed over 4,40,000 people in 2018

April 17, 2020 12:00 am

To put the figures of coronavirus in perspective, tuberculosis alone kills an average of 4 lakh Indians annually, and the daily average of over 1,200 is way beyond the COVID-19 fatalities in the country.

Explained: How COVID-19 can help deal with the silent tuberculosis crisis

April 16, 2020 8:05 am

India accounts for 27 per cent of the world’s total TB patients and is among the top 8 countries with the highest number of TB cases.

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: 'Healthy, balanced diet need of the hour'

March 24, 2020 5:27 pm

What should a TB patient's diet comprise of? Find out.

World Tuberculosis Day 2020: Patients should follow hand hygiene, cough etiquette

March 24, 2020 3:00 pm

When those with lung TB, for instance, cough, sneeze or spit, the TB germs are released into the air, which in turn, could be inhaled by another person and infect him or her.

Response to COVID-19 shows India has the political will to control infectious diseases

March 14, 2020 9:59 am

All comparisons between COVID-19 and TB end with the superficial observation that they are both deadly respiratory tract infections.

India close to finding its ‘missing million’ TB patients

March 01, 2020 3:13 am

In 2017, India started an initiative under which TB patients are given Rs 500 per month as nutrition support, as the disease is usually associated with undernutrition and low immunity.

Indian manufacturer likely to release faster, more cost-effective tuberculosis test by December

February 25, 2020 6:04 am

The existing diagnostic tests under government-run Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) consist of GeneXpert machine, which conducts a molecular test for diagnosis and takes two to three hours to produce results. Moreover, a single machine could cost Rs 10 to 15 lakh.