TB

  • World TB day: India continues to ignore one of its biggest epidemics 24-03-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: It's World TB day on Monday. Tuberculosis is a disease that is curable and yet proving to be a huge challenge for India. It's a disease which was declared a global health emergency in 1993 but continues to grow unchecked even today. With thousands of Indians succumbing to...
  • Karnataka government orders controversial caste survey 13-12-2013 06:48 PM

    Bangalore: The Congress government in Karnataka has angered some educated, urban people of the state by ordering a caste based survey across the state in April - May 2014. The state Cabinet gave its green signal to the survey on Thursday. The last caste based survey of the people was...
  • Karnataka government moves to crack down on sand mafia 21-11-2013 06:49 PM

    Karnataka government on Thursday decided to bring in comprehensive amendments to the mineral concession rules to crack down on the sand mafia and making its illegal mining and transportation a cognisable offence. The state Cabinet, under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, decided to constitute sand monitoring committees at district...
  • India faces shortage of TB drugs, says MSF 25-06-2013 02:54 PM

    Mumbai: According to the reports by Medecins San Frontiers (MSF), India has been facing an acute shortage of life-saving Tuberculosis drugs for children and those with multi-drug resistant TB. The Health Ministry has seemed to be in complete denial of it. Under the National TB Programme, the Centre is responsible...
  • MP: Charge sheet against ex-health director 24-03-2013 03:30 PM

    Bhopal: The Special Police Establishment (SPE) of Madhya Pradesh Lokayukta has filed a charge-sheet against former Health Director Ashok Sharma under the Prevention of Corruption Act for alleged irregularities in the purchase of anti-TB drugs five years ago. The SPE filed the charge-sheet against Sharma on Saturday in Special Judge...
  • Drug resistance in TB has increased in India: Dr MS Kanwar 14-12-2012 05:30 PM

    Dr MS Kanwar, senior consultant, respiratory medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on why India is not being able to curb the incidence of TB cases. Q. How bad is the situation MDR-TB and is there any possible cure coming in the near future? Asked...
  • Mumbai in throes of deadly TB disease 08-01-2012 09:06 AM

    Mumbai: In a dangerous trend, tuberculosis, which already kills a thousand people everyday in the country, has mutated yet again - this time infecting 12 people with an incurable form of the disease. It doesn't get any more alarming. As you read this story, India is being gripped by a...
  • It's 45 cats vs 850 TB patients at Mumbai hospital 23-11-2011 11:44 AM

    Mumbai: It is not just a stubborn, multi-drug resistant form of tuberculosis that patients admitted to the Sewri TB hospital have to battle against every day -- rather, it's full-fledged war between man and beast at the civic-run facility. Daily at the hospital, end-stage TB patients -- weakened by their...
  • Private doctors use wrong TB test to earn more 05-08-2011 10:51 AM

    New Delhi: Private doctors are using Tuberculosis antibody tests that are known for Misdiagnosis instead of cheaper and more effective tests. It is a blood test known to misdiagnose Tuberculosis in patients. The World Health Organisation's latest TB policy, after reviewing 94 studies globally, clearly advises against it. The TB...
  • WHO verifies new 100-minTB diagnostic test 10-12-2010 04:22 PM

    New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has endorsed a new and novel test which promises to give accurate diagnosis for tuberculosis (TB) in just 100 minutes. "This new test represents a major milestone for global TB diagnosis and care. It also represents new hope for millions of people who...
  • Drug resistant TB cases even bigger 18-12-2006 04:55 PM

    ...