TB treatment programme in India may be generating more MDR cases

  The Joint Monitoring Mission 2015 has come down heavily on the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for their inability to handle the MDR-TB crisis in the country. The report released last month reflects on the findings, conclusions, and recommendations made by it in 2012. Despite … Continue reading TB treatment programme in India may be generating more MDR cases

Editorial: No room for haste

Published in The Hindu on October 2, 2012 The past year has witnessed unprecedented official efforts to rein in the growing tuberculosis epidemic. In 2011 alone, 1.2 million new TB cases were reported while 60,000 patients already inflicted died. In reality, the real incidence, most likely was much higher — the number of new cases … Continue reading Editorial: No room for haste

Guidelines for tuberculosis notification sent out

Published in The Hindu on September 27, 2012 The Central TB Division has set the ball in motion by setting out guidelines on how to notify TB cases. The notification has to be done by health providers, both in the private and public sector, laboratories, hospitals/clinics/nursing homes. All stakeholders, both public and private, are required … Continue reading Guidelines for tuberculosis notification sent out