New Delhi: With a Mumbai hospital reporting the first case of total drug resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) in the country, the health ministry Tuesday sent a team to Mumbai to ascertain facts about the new development.The central team comprising senior chief medical officer, Central TB Division (CTD), consultant (Drug Resistant TB), CTD, and national programme officer (Laboratory) are in touch with the health authorities of Maharashtra, said a health ministry official. Experts from WHO-India reached Mumbai on Monday and started an analysis of the situation. The team is also involving experts from concerned stake holders including Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.The P.D. Hinduja hospital detected four people with total drug resistant (TDR) tuberculosis (TB) till November last year. In the last two months, eight others have been detected with TDR-TB.According to the health ministry, the Hinduja Hospital Laboratory is not accredited to the central government`s Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme for diagnosis of Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR)/Totally Drug Resistant (TDR) cases.
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