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Classical in core, champion of folk

Kumar Gandharva’s immense popularity is a reflection of the kind of deep connections he made among worlds that were seemingly unconnected.

Celebrating Kumar Gandharva
Published on Apr 07, 2024 11:47 PM IST
BySopan Joshi

2.55 million cases of TB notified in India last year, most in decades

On an annual basis, Uttar Pradesh saw the highest jump in notifications (by 21% compared to the previous year) followed by Bihar (15%).

The overall notification of TB cases has improved by 64% over the last nine years. (Representational Image)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 03:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bridging the gender gap in TB care

This article is authored by Vinita Sethi, board member, FIND, India and chief corporate affairs officer, Apollo Hospitals group.

Published on Mar 24, 2024 07:02 AM IST

Making TB among women visible

This article is authored by Vandana Chavan, member, Rajya Sabha.

Published on Mar 24, 2024 07:00 AM IST

‘TB elimination cannot be just a political slogan’

Speaking on ‘The problems accessing MDR-TB treatment in India: A Physician’s Perspective’, Udwadia said there was a need for government commitment and action to speed up the supply of generic TB drugs as well as establish more public private clinics to dispense Bedaquiline and Delamanid, which are vital to treat multidrug-resistant TB

‘TB elimination cannot be just a political slogan’
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:26 AM IST

World Tuberculosis Day: Proper treatment, not fear, is what TB requires: Experts

Noting that TB continues to be a “public health hazard”, chest expert Dr Amandeep Singh said, “With early diagnosis and proper treatment, there wasn’t much to be afraid of.”

District TB officer Ashish Chawla said awareness of the disease is crucial. (Getty image)
Published on Mar 23, 2024 10:33 PM IST
ByRakshit Sharma, Ludhiana

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2024: Date, history, theme and significance

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is celebrated on March 24 annually to spread awareness around the deadly disease. Know all about the day.

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day 2024: All you want to know about date, history, theme and significance
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 08:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

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

Construction for Haryana’s 1st TB, heart & chest disease hospital to begin soon

The hospital will include general chest OPDs, lung cancer clinic, antiretroviral therapy clinic, allergy and immunotherapy clinic, tobacco cessation clinic, pre-anesthesia check-up clinic, sleep clinic, ENT clinic, audiometry clinic, nebulisation room for OPD patients, HIV Counseling centre, dietician’s clinic, mental health and patient education clinic

Construction for Haryana’s 1st TB, heart & chest disease hospital to begin soon
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 07:32 AM IST
By, Ambala

TB patients struggle with treatment as three important drugs remain out of stock

Patients in Mumbai are struggling to access essential drugs for treating drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). The shortage of medications poses a risk to patients' health and increases the potential for the disease to spread. Mumbai has been experiencing a high number of drug-resistant TB cases, with over 5,000 cases reported annually. Local health officials are working to address the issue and ensure a steady supply of medications.

HT Image
Updated on Sep 11, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Himachal CM launches HimCare scheme for jail inmates

The HimCare scheme launch also included the Integrated STI, HIV, TB, Hepatitis (ISHTH) campaign in prisons and other closed settings at Kanda Jail, which will screen and treat inmates across the state

Chief minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said registration of inmates under the scheme has been initiated and 100% would be achieved shortly. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Shimla

Mysuru Dasara fame elephant Balarama passes away, PM Modi pays his respects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to Balarama and said that he is saddened by the incident.

Mysuru Dasara fame elephant Balarama passes away,
Published on May 08, 2023 03:20 PM IST
Reported by Pathi Venkata Thadhagath

TB cases rise in Pune, need to look beyond lungs to eliminate TB, say experts

Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis (EPTB) cases constitute 40% of the total Tuberculosis (TB) cases reported in the city in the past four years

Government of India (GoI) is working towards eradicating TB by 2025 with newer vaccines and shorter courses of treatment, and a rise in EPTB cases will only jeopardise these efforts. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 09:55 PM IST

India will eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025: Chief of Stop TB Partnership

India recently launched the Ni-kshay Mitra (Donor) programme wherein anyone can adopt TB patients and take care of their medicine, food and even vocational expenses.

Dr Lucica Ditiu further explained that India plans to end TB by 2025.(ANI)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 02:56 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Shobhit Gupta

World Tuberculosis Day: Phases of TB and tips by health expert to avoid it

Tuberculosis not only affects the lungs but may also damage other organs. Ahead of World Tuberculosis Day, here are the phases of TB and tips to avoid it

World Tuberculosis Day: Phases of TB and tips by health expert to avoid it (Photo by Twitter/aamirchmd)
Updated on Mar 18, 2023 06:50 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi
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