Cases of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis not increasing

The number of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) cases are not increasing in the country and are less than three percent of the new TB cases, parliament was informed on Tuesday.

Prisoners 70 times more prone to tuberculosis

The prisoners are 70 times more vulnerable to tuberculosis than those who are out of bars, said a senior official at a TB workshop in Dharamshala prison here.

Health ministry launches nationwide campaign against TB

 The ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday launched a nationwide awareness campaign against the rising number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the country.

Nadda stresses on systems improvement, greater awareness to fight TB

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Tuesday stressed on the crucial role that various stakeholders, including people's representatives at various levels, can play in fighting the scourge of tuberculosis in the country.

Need to address drug-resistant TB cases in India: Health Secy

India accounts for nearly one-fourth of global incidence of tuberculosis and public health officials here are working on finding a cure for drug-resistant tuberculosis, Union Health Secretary Luv Verma today said.

Control TB in India for world`s sake: President

President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said tuberculosis (TB) cannot be controlled globally unless it is controlled in India.

New scheme to provide free medicines under NHRM: Govt

The govt said that a new scheme to provide free medicines through public health facilities has been proposed under the National Rural Health Mission.