Covid health infra can now be used for TB management: Dr Soumya Swaminathan

We have the latest technology, and new platforms like mRNA platform, viral vector platform, and others, which were used to tackle Covid. We should use them to manage TB eradication also.”

published on : 21st January 2023

Action plan to make Vizianagaram free of TB

After adopting 95 patients in district, 20 Ni-Kshay Mitras are providing food baskets worth Rs 700 every month

published on : 25th November 2022

Tuberculosis cases record nine per cent spike in Coimbatore district

The Union government is implementing the National Tuberculosis Eradication Programme in order to  eradicate TB by the year 2025.

published on : 10th November 2022

TB cases rose by 18 per cent in Covid-hit 2021: WHO

India was among the three countries — others being Indonesia and the Philippines — that accounted for most of the reduction in 2020 (67 per cent of the global total).

published on : 30th October 2022

India in top 30 with highest Tuberculosis burden

India stands in the top 30 countries carrying the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) cases across the world.

published on : 29th October 2022

WHO: Tuberculosis cases rise for the first time in years

WHO blamed COVID-19 for much of the rise in TB, saying the pandemic “continues to have a damaging impact on access to TB diagnosis and treatment.”

published on : 28th October 2022

83 mitras extend support to 30K TB patients in TS

However, the campaign received tremendous response, covering all the patients in the following two days.

published on : 19th September 2022

Now, adopt a TB patient, sponsor treatment

 ‘9.4L of 13.5L patients have given consent’  

published on : 17th September 2022

IISc-Bangalore designs new method to deliver TB vaccine

Researchers from the IISc have designed a new method to deliver a vaccine candidate for tuberculosis (TB).

published on : 15th September 2022

Dr Bharat Jayram Venkat speaks on writing a book on India’s battle against tuberculosis

Dr Bharat Jayram Venkat speaks with Neha Kirpal about writing a book on India’s battle against tuberculosis, discovering myths around it, and the future of cure.

published on : 4th September 2022

Centre calls for corporate, community contributions in campaign against TB

Driven primarily by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the programme, to be formally launched on August 20, is primarily aimed at providing nutritional support to TB patients.

published on : 5th August 2022

Centre to launch new anti-TB programme focused on nutrition

One of the main thrust areas of the programme will involve encouraging adopting TB patients so that their nutritional needs are met.

published on : 4th August 2022

Tiruchy district's tuberculosis mortality rate increased by 1 per cent every year since 2019: Sources

The district's annual tuberculosis mortality rate has recorded an increase over three years. The rate, which stood at 7% in 2019, rose to 8% in 2020, and 9% in 2021, sources said.

published on : 25th July 2022

Tuberculosis cases in Villupuram down by 20 per cent in the past seven years, say district officials

More cases were being reported from the district because most of the population are involved in manual labour and some were living in poor conditions.

published on : 11th July 2022

Fund crunch: Construction work at Rajan Babu tuberculosis hospital in Delhi comes to halt

Doctors say walls are ridden with mould, which may lead to respiratory diseases, posing threat to patients

published on : 11th July 2022

An ode to nurses

Paying tribute to the nursing community, former MLA Ivan Nigli turns producer of an upcoming Kannada film on September 13.

published on : 11th June 2022

Coughing up woes at Bhalswa landfill yard 

Breathing issues, cough, fever, skin rashes, tuberculosis (TB), upset stomach, diarrhoea are some of the issues that the residents near Bhalswa landfill yard have been witnessing on a daily basis.

published on : 6th June 2022

Tuberculosis testing lab in Coimbatore Medical College Hospital starts trial run

According to TB Prevention Project officials, there are two types of TB - Sensitive and Drug-Resistant- that can be detected in the initial testing.

published on : 24th May 2022

Mastermind of Rs 400 crore Citibank scam Shivraj Puri dies of TB in prison

This is the third Bhondsi prison inmate to die after suffering from TB in the last 18 days, a senior official said.

published on : 20th May 2022

'Made in India' skin test for TB to be launched soon amid bid to be free of disease by 2025

Announcing the ‘Made in India’ skin test for TB, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the cost-effective kit will also be of immense benefit to other high burden countries

published on : 19th May 2022
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