Indore Jolt to TBfree India mission 12000 tested positive in a year

  • | Sunday | 31st March, 2019

The department has started providing medicines to around 18 tuberculosis patients, whose condition was critical and now they have started recovering after getting proper treatment.” Of the total tuberculosis patients detected across the district, around two per cent are multi-drug resistant cases.He added, “We are still unable to identify all TB patients. He claimed that in last one year, it has been noticed that MDR TB cases have increased. However, no such action has been taken till now. INDORE: In a jolt to TB-free India mission , the health department has detected 12,179 tuberculosis patients in Indore district in last one year of which 250 were found suffering from multi-drug resistant (MDR) TB while rest are general respiratory, diabetic, HIV cases.According to district TB officer Dr Vijay Chhajlani, around 20 doctors have been issued showcause notices after it was found that they have not reported details of TB patients that they have treated.

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