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25 TB surgeries performed at Sewree hospital this year

mumbai Updated: Aug 24, 2012 01:08 IST
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The central tuberculosis (TB) team visited the Sewree TB Hospital on Thursday and was apprised about the surgeries conducted at the hospital in 2012.

The hospital started conducting surgeries in March 2012 after a gap of six years when the civic body rolled out a TB control programme in January.

Officials from the Central Tuberculosis Division (CTD), experts from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention and USAID are in Mumbai for a joint monitoring mission facilitated by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

“Upgradation of the TB hospital was part of the programme and we completed 25 surgeries, some of which were very difficult,” said Manisha Mhaiskar, additional commissioner, BMC.

It is the highest number of surgeries, the previous year being 1991 when the hospital had performed 24 surgeries.

“We are currently visiting and getting acquainted with Mumbai’s TB control programme. On August 31, we will submit our report,” said KS Sachdeva, additional deputy director, Central TB Division.