The data reveals that between 2008-09 and 2011-12, one in four people who had TB died.
“Add missing cases from private healthcare practitioners and Mumbai’s prognosis appears frightening,” said Nitai Mehta, founder-trustee of the NGO.
“It is being noticed that dengue and TB are prevalent as much, if not more, in higher income groups, who rarely visit government dispensaries or hospitals,” said Milind Mhaske from the NGO.
Among municipal wards, Andheri (East) had the most TB cases , followed by Kurla.
While the civic body is unconvinced by the data, an activist working for TB control said, “The mortality rate for drug-resistant TB is close to 40%, which means that a majority of those dying suffered from it.