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    TB awareness: Doctors, chemists use Ganeshutsav as tool

    Mumbai: As the devoted throng Ganesh pandals for darshan in Ghatkopar and Kurla, doctors and pharmacists have decided to utilise this ‘divine’ opportunity to create awareness on tuberculosis (TB). In 2017-18 alone, TB cases in the city rose by 33%.

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    Mumbai: What the schoolteacher recommends – Bedside Ghalib for TB patients

    Mumbai: A primary school teacher from an Urdu medium school has donated over 100 books in Urdu to the government-run Sewri TB Hospital for the reading pleasure of patients. “People love to read shayari and poems, so I tried to collect as many books as possible on these subjects. There are books by Mirza Ghalib and other famous Urdu writers. There are also short story collections for kids. This will certainly help

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    Maharashtra government ropes in NACO to draw up TB eradication policy

    Mumbai: To curb the rising cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the country, the Union government has roped in the National Aids Control Organization (NACO) to formulate a policy. A senior official said a joint committee has been formed with experts from the TB and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Control programme to map out a solution to eradicate TB by 2025.

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    Mumbai: Haffkine working on tech to diagnose TB within 1 hour

    Mumbai: As per the ongoing research by the Haffkine Institute, Parel, which is one of the oldest biomedical research institutes in the country, soon Tuberculosis will be diagnosed within an hour. A senior official said that for the first time the Biotechnology Department of the government has tied with them for the research and a budget of Rs 90 lakh has also been sanctioned by the government.

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    Mumbai: TB can’t be controlled without people’s active participation, says Dr Santosh Datar

    Mumbai: When infrastructure projects are planned in Mumbai, officials are often unsure about what to do with the hundreds of families who live in informal accommodations – chiefly slums – on land that belongs to various government agencies. The government is obligated to provide alternative accommodation (through its rehabilitation and resettlement policies), so the government has often done so in buildings in remote parts of the city.

  • World TB Day: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Narendra Modi urge stakeholders to help eliminate TB by 2025

    New Delhi: On World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged all stakeholders to help eliminate the disease by 2025. “On World Tuberculosis Day, I call upon all stakeholders to come together to fight tuberculosis. TB continues to be one of the biggest public health challenges in our country. The time has come for all of us to join hands to eliminate TB from

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    TB cases increase by 8 percent in Mumbai city

    Mumbai: Though the government is keeping no stone unturned, it seems like the number of Tuberculosis (Tb) patients are on rise in the city. In comparison to 2016, the number of cases has been increased by over eight per cent. In 2016, 42,115 cases of TB were recorded that increased to 45,675 in 2017.

  • Indore: Govt to provide perks to docs, treatment cost to patient

    Indore: Aimed at making country tuberculosis free by 2025, government has decided to provide perks to doctors and also, the cost of treatment per month to the patients. However, the government has also made provisions to punish doctors who would fail to notify the authorities considered about the disease.

  • Jail term for doctors, chemists if they don’t report TB

    New Delhi : A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to wipe out tuberculosis (TB) from India by 2025, the government has announced stringent steps including jail terms for doctors, hospital staff and chemists if they fail to report TB cases.

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    Pooja Dadwal, Salman Khan’s co-star suffering from TB, has no money; wants the superstar to help her

    Salman Khan’s film, Veergati co-actress Pooja Dadwal is hospitalised in Mumbai’s Sewri TB Hospital. As per the reports of a leading daily, the actress is suffering from tuberculosis and lung-related sickness. Moreover, the actress is also facing financial crisis as she doesn’t even have a penny to pay for a cup of tea. Reportedly, she also tried to get in touch with

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    Maharashtra state government to build new advanced research centre for TB at JJ Hospital

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Government will soon be building an advanced research centre for Tuberculosis (TB) at JJ hospital in Mumbai. The announcement was made by Public Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant in state Assembly on Wednesday. He also said besides the existing three laboratories for TB, new two laboratories will be set up in Mumbai.

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    FDA joins state health department to make TB free Maharashtra

    Mumbai: In a bid to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) from Maharashtra, for the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has joined hands with the state health department by collecting details of TB patients who are seeking treatment in private hospitals.

  • Mumbai: Man suffering from TB dies after BMC demolishes house, leaving him homeless

    Mumbai: A crowd of hundreds of people belonging to Pardi community on Thursday gathered at the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) war office at Andheri (east). They had brought along the body of a 32-year-old man, Vijay Pawar. According to Gautam Sonawane, the Mumbai city president of Republican Party of India (Athawale) present with the protestors, the deceased man was already suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) when his hut was demolished on December 9,

  • Indore: Awareness rally inspires many for TB-free India

    Indore: Despite the country having enough resources to detect, treat and control the spread of TB, each day nearly 1,000 people die from tuberculosis (TB) in India, with Madhya Pradesh being the worst hit.  Looking at the widespread phenomenon, Collaboration for Elimination of TB from India (CETI) and Lions International jointly organised a rally to spread awareness on the disease here on Gandhi Jayanti on Monday.

  • FPJ Exclusive: TB scheme contractual staffers’ file goes missing

    Mumbai: The file of proposal to regularise contractual staff working under Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP) has been disappeared from the office of Public Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant. The file was pending in his office since April 2014. RNTCP is the state-run tuberculosis (TB) control initiative of the Government of India. As per the National Strategic Plan, 2012-17, the programme has a vision of achieving a ‘TB-free India’ and aims

  • Rise of TB in Mumbai: 5 health alerts

    With tuberculosis cases on the rise in the city and aiming to wipe out the disease by 2025, the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning an ambitious drive to detect TB patients and make others aware of the deadly ailment. Beginning August 1, BMC officials will go from door to door to spread awareness about TB. This is the first time that the civic body is undertaking such an exercise.

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    With rise in TB cases, 8 lakh Mumbaikars will undergo scans

    Mumbai: With tuberculosis cases on the rise in the city and aiming to wipe out the disease by 2025, the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning an ambitious drive to detect TB patients and make others aware of the deadly ailment. Beginning August 1, BMC officials will go from door to door to spread awareness about TB. This is the first time that the civic body is undertaking such an

  • Centuries old Chinese med can help fight TB, says study

    New York : Researchers have found that centuries-old herbal medicine, discovered by Chinese scientists to treat malaria, can aid in tuberculosis (TB) treatment and even slow drug resistance, according to IANS.