Published: Sun, March 25, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

PM calls on citizens to take lead for TB-free world

PM calls on citizens to take lead for TB-free world

Tuberculosis symptoms and treatments of the airborne disease; The city carries on to remain the nation's tuberculosis (TB) capital with 45,675 new cases of drug-sensitive TB and 4,891 cases come into the limelight, and the disease TB reported between 2015 and 2017 by the civic body's public health department is somehow increasing.

Back in the 20th century, TB was known to be the leading cause of death in the US. Before Modi government announced a plan to eradicate TB by 2025, patients were identified only when they walked into a health facility. Over 95 per cent of TB deaths occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

TB or Tuberculosis is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

At USAID, collaboration with partners has helped diagnose and treat 15 million people with tuberculosis. The over-crowded areas such as urban slums therefore, throw up high-figures of TB infections.

"While the world has committed to ending the TB epidemic by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, actions and investments do not match the political reality", he said in a video message. This kind of a treatment regime is hard to adhere to, especially when the symptoms disappear within the first 1 month of the treatment.

The transmission of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) adds great urgency to these concerns. He reiterated that TB is curable, and that diagnosis and treatment of the disease is free for all.

However, the disease has been making a comeback in the recent years, especially among the Dalit and lesser-privileged communities of India.

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Tuberculosis is an influential bacterial infection that can affect nearly every part of the human body. Any pyrazinamide (first line anti TB drug) resistance is 6.95% and 8.77% among new and previously treated TB patients, respectively. Worldwide India is the country with the highest burden of both TB and MDR TB. Many a times, the patients miss out on one or the other of this. A sum of $525 million was allocated in 2017, of which 74% was funded from domestic sources. This model was further supported by a special information system to track expenditures for all patients at TB hospitals in a timely, secure, and reliable manner. This comes to Rs 500 per month per person.

For more on this, watch a report by Dunya News below.

However, there is renewed hope that new drugs will become available. Some initiatives also focus on reaching isolated groups with TB diagnostics through door-to-door screenings and training of health workers. Post-treatment follow-up of TB patient is minimal and requires due attention.

As with all health ailments, prevention is better than cure.

In case the medicines are taken under DOTS treatment on regular basis, the patient might be getting rid of this disease forever.

PPIA was a joint proposal between RNTCP and the worldwide PATH foundation in order to research and text TB cases in the private sector.

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