Professor in the department of Community Medicine Dr E Venkat Rao said poor compliance from private healthcare sector led to underestimation of the disease burden.
Data from the TB division of the district health department revealed that the number of active cases in Coimbatore went up between July and August when compared to the second quarter of the year.
The setback has erased years of progress toward tackling the curable disease, which affects millions of people worldwide.
Fewer cases since 2020, but experts say scientific proof is needed to establish link between pandemic measures and TB decline
In Tamil Nadu, the success rate of TB treatment is 86 percent. All the presumptive and registered TB cases are screened for HIV and vice versa, the release added.
The month-long tuberculosis survey in Karnataka found 225 people affected by the disease.
The incident happened while the victim, B Prasad, was about to leave after having lunch at the restaurant. Soon after having food, Prasad started coughing and vomiting blood and died on the spot.
As many as 16,760 cases were reported in 2017, which is 1,679 more than the 15,081 cases reported in 2016.
The highest number of deaths between 2015-2018 took place in Haridwar with 260 people losing their lives to TB.
There was a risk of the ventilatory and other support damaging the organs, hence ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) was presented as an alternate option
While in 2019, there were 1, 07,982 TB cases, the next year the cases of infection went down to 86,842.
Karnataka is the first state to launch a campaign to find active TB cases among more than 29 lakh people who have recovered from Covid-19, and their family members.
The Stop TB Partnership is a United Nations-hosted partnership program that aims to fight against tuberculosis collectively.
The SARS-CoV-2 Next Generation Sequencing-BRICS consortium is an interdisciplinary collaboration to advance COVID-19 health-relevant knowledge and to contribute to improvement in health outcomes.
Mandaviya asked all MPs to proactively engage in sensitising citizens about the disease and its treatment at events they organise and attend.