Finally, Tamil Nadu to resume contact tracing with earnestness

Aggressive testing since mid-June in hotspot areas in Chennai and the 12-day lockdown that went into effect from June 19 helped sharply reduce daily fresh cases from its peak of about 2,000 to 1,100-1,200. But Tamil Nadu has not been able to reduce it any further. One of the main reasons: Absent boots on the … Continue reading Finally, Tamil Nadu to resume contact tracing with earnestness

Chennai city’s new strategy to eliminate TB

Thanks to the Zero TB Cities project, if everything works to plan, Chennai may drastically reduce TB mortality, shrink the number of new cases annually and impact TB prevalence in the city in a matter of 3-5 years. Chennai has been chosen as one of two cities in the world where the Zero TB Cities … Continue reading Chennai city’s new strategy to eliminate TB