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Life after TB shouldn’t be about only surviving but thriving, says theatre actor

The ailment turned her personal and professional life upside down as she faced ostracism and boorish notions of the disease and infection, she remembered

Akshata Acharya was diagnosed with MDR-TB in 2021. She has expressed her journey in a book titled ‘Eclipsed’. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 09:19 PM IST
ByYogesh Pawar

As Chandigarh records highest cases of TB in country, GMCH to start with MD course

The health ministry has given the green light for four new faculty positions in the tuberculosis and respiratory diseases department at GMCH in Chandigarh

The TBRD department, currently based at the Sector 48 hospital, is set to expand its services by conducting three weekly OPDs there and an additional two at GMCH-32 in Chandigarh. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 09:22 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Integrated medical testing for prisoners in Uttar Pradesh jails begins

The drive to test prisoners for HIV, TB, hepatitis and syphilis started from jails in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Ayodhya, Badaun, Bulandshahr, Farrukhabad and Ghazipur and would continue in other jails in a phased manner

Integrated medical testing for prisoners in Uttar Pradesh jails begins (Pic for representation)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 05:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Engage the private sector in the battle against TB

Together, both the government and the private sector can end this easily detectable and curable disease by 2025

The private sector can be an equal partner in the effort to eliminate TB. (AFP)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 10:18 PM IST

Tuberculosis: First time infections rise to 30-year high

The infectious lung disease TB was the top two global killer in 2022 after COVID. The highest rates were in South Asia.

A quarter of the world population is infected with the bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, but a healthy immune system can prevent it from developing into the lung disease TB.(GARO/PHANIE/picture alliance)
Published on Nov 11, 2023 11:54 AM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri
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