Vicky Pathare

India: State govt to offer monetary benefits for private sector TB doctors and patients

The social stigma attached with tuberculosis (TB) is the prime reason why most patients prefer taking treatment from private doctors. The public health department, therefore, is unable to identify the actual number of TB patients in the state.

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TB and MDR-TB diagnosis goes the 'Make in India' way

India, with its high tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden, has long been looking for an affordable, high-sensitivity test to be used in the most peripheral health facilities with least technical complexity, minimal infrastructure and training. To address the issue, the state health department has now come up with a cost-effective measure of using 'Make in India' initiative to identify TB cases.

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